Post-Doc Fellow/Research Associate
Number of Vacancies
06 - School of Medicine
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Perform scientific techniques or research protocols. Assist the Principal Investigator in designing and performing protocols. Design and perform experiments. Collect and log research data. Participate in implementing research objectives, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory and protocol guidelines. Assist other lab members with experiments as required. May mentor research assistants and students.
Postdoctoral fellows will write research grants with the goal of obtaining a self funded grant to conduct their own research. Support additional research grant funding. Responsibilities may also include coordinating correspondence with applicants and grantees, acknowledging receipts of proposals, and maintaining a system to track proposals.
Evaluate and perform preliminary analysis of the data using graphs, charts or tables to highlight the key points of the research results collected in accordance with the research protocols as stipulated.
Prepare and present presentations regarding research project results for professional, scientific and academic conferences. Summarize and organize data results for submittal to academic and scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. Write scientific manuscripts and other documents for publication. Fact-check, proofread, and edit research documents to ensure accuracy.
Maintain the laboratory work areas including routine maintenance on laboratory equipment as required. Order and organize required research supplies and records. Maintain cleanliness and organization of work station.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
One postdoctoral fellowship position is immediately available at Dr. He's immunology laboratory that investigates innate sensing pathways and their roles in health and disease. This position is fully funded by NIH R01 to investigate the mechanism of inflammasome activation and regulation. The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD training in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or a related field, and show strong interest in immunology research.
Essential functions will include:
Design and manage research projects with the assistance of the faculty mentor
Perform experiments related to the inflammasome research, such as molecular cloning, protein purification, cell culture, Western blotting, immunostaining, gene knockdown and knockout in cultured cells and mouse disease models
Write scientific papers and present scientific findings in conferences
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Ability to work independently. Ability to secure grants and funding for research. Ability to collect, analyze, summarize and interpret research findings in reports and communicate results to the field. Knowledge of and experience with current scientific integrity principles. Excellent time management and organization skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Microsoft office software skills.
Research Associate qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a related field of study, preferred. Requires advanced knowledge, predominantly intellectual in character, in a field of science or learning acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction.
Experienced (minimum 2 years of job-related experience)
Experience performing basic research techniques, preferred.
Postdoctoral Fellow qualifications:
Education Doctorate degree
Requires advanced knowledge in a field of science or learning, predominantly intellectual in character. This knowledge is acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction.
Must have at least four years in graduate research and be a distinguished and funded researcher.
Experience Intermediate (3 to 4 years job-related experience)
Job related experience can include doctorate training. Experience performing basic research techniques, preferred. Must have distinguished themselves in research. Prior recipient of funding for research based on individual achievements.
PhD, M.D. or both in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, immunology or a related field.
Previous publication as first or co-first author.
Notable expertise in studying cell signaling pathways.
Self-motivated and excellent communication skills.
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Until Suitable Candidate is Found
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