Date Posted: Jan 22, 2018
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
An NIH-funded Postdoctoral position is available immediately for studies on the role of the DNA damage repair pathway in disease states including tumor angiogenesis, retinopathies and pulmonary hypertension. Studies include in vitro cell-based disease models, in vivo studies using mouse and rat models, and the testing of novel small molecule therapeutic candidates.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Design, execute, and record laboratory experiments; apply standard scientific protocols to experiments, research, and improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques.
• Draft, write, and edit scientific reports, papers, journal articles, and abstracts.
• Design and perform experiments and record data according to research protocol. Independently reproduce, evaluate, research, and improve techniques currently used. Adapt new methods to existing procedures and modify current experiments through scientific knowledge and intuition. Maintain accurate and detailed records of all laboratory work and experiments.
• Develop, set-up, and verify new procedures in the laboratory. Standardize and establish new published procedures; evaluate innovative techniques. Develop new assays and new protocols; design formats.
• Discuss relevant insights about experimental results and provide useful recommendations and analysis.
• Maintain an integral role in the laboratory's meetings, presentations, and publications. Present information on research and laboratory work to others at laboratory meetings, journal clubs, and seminars.
• Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with laboratory equipment. Maintain and repair equipment; monitor proper use by personnel.
• Maintain optimal protocol and assay accuracy by conducting regular quality and reproducibility checks.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, or a related field, and have no more than five years of relevant postdoctoral experience. The position includes a competitive salary and full benefits with ample opportunity for research collaborations. If interested please send your CV and the contact information for 3 professional references to:
Dr. Rashmi Hegde
Professor of Pediatrics
Cincinnati CHildren's Hospital Medical Center
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members. Here, researchers work collaboratively across specialties and divisions to address some of the biggest challenges we face today in improving child health. A strong network of research support services and facilities, along with institutional commitment to research, push our team of faculty, postdocs and support staff to explore the boundaries of what is possible, leading to significant breakthroughs. We are driven by our mission to improve child health and transform the delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation.
Post-doctoral research fellows at Cincinnati Children’s are valued for their unique interests and strengths, and are supported by our institution’s strong programming for post-docs through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development. Mentoring, support for international students and an emphasis on crafting high-quality grant proposals are only a few of the features that set our program apart. Cincinnati Children’s is a respected part of the broader, and very vibrant, Cincinnati community. With a thriving arts scene, numerous festivals celebrating music and food, a passionate fan following for our college and professional sports teams, and a variety of opportunities for outdoor activities, our region is truly a great place to work and live.