A postdoctoral scholar "postdoc" is an individual holding a doctoral degree who is engaged in a temporary and defined period, typically less than 5 years, of mentored research and/or advanced scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue a career path of his/her choosing. Performs research under the supervision and mentorship of a more senior researcher, often called the postdoctoral advisor.
This role under general supervision, provides a wide variety of moderately complex laboratory testing and technical lab support for a research facility. Requires knowledge of the processes/procedures in testing, documenting experiments, maintaining laboratory notebook, analyzing data, and reporting using complex statistical computer software.
The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral trainee for an LB595 funded project to study the role of mitochondrial dynamics in cancer metastasis. Applicants must have a PhD in Biology or a relevant field. Preference will be given to applicants with research experience in any of the following areas: cancer biology, cell culturing, molecular biology, and animal handling.
This position is 100% grant funded.
Position will work Monday-Friday; 9:00 am-5:30 pm; depending upon research needs position may require evening, weekend, and holiday work.
Doctorate Degree in Biology or a relevant field;
1-3 years' experience; preference in cancer biology
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Prior experience in cancer biology is preferred;
Strong ability to interpret data and to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues;
Strong work ethic;
Strong written and verbal communication skills;
Ability to work independently;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel; PowerPoint and Outlook;
Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays depending upon research needs
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 25-49% (pound: up to 20 lbs.)
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No
Working with Animals (rodents): Yes
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