Date Posted: Feb 5, 2018
Job Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Number PDS-ANAT-01-18
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Department HSH BSOM Anatomy and Cell Biology
Department Homepage http://www.ecu.edu/Anatomy/
Advertising Department ANATOMY & CELL BIOLOGY
Division Health Sciences
Classification Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Working Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Number of Vacancies 1
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Salary Range $47,500
Position Location (City) Greenville
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholars
Job Category Postdoctoral Scholars
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is dedicated to the discovery, development, and promotion of biomedical knowledge involving cell biology and the anatomical sciences of Gross Anatomy, Developmental Anatomy, Histology, and Neuroanatomy. Through this mission, we aim to improve human health through innovative educational programs and excellence in research and scholarly activities in a dynamic and diverse learning community.
The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of the cell and molecular biology of orthopedics. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of a research project that involves the study of articular cartilage. The project will involve investigation of the roles of CD44 and hyaluronan and the metabolism and signaling of articular chondrocytes. The approach will use human chondrocytes and animal models of osteoarthritis. Adenoviruses will be used to express transgenes in chondrocyte for syngeneic transplantation in cartilage defects. Analysis will include immuno/histological staining and analysis of protein and gene expression. Duties include: hypothesis development, literature review, collection of pilot data, report writing, data collection procedures, experimental procedures, review of data for quality control, supervision of data entry/data analysis, analysis of research hypothesis using descriptive and multivariate statistics, and the development of independent and collaborative presentations and publications.
Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training.
Approximately 100% of the post-doctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to Orthopedic Research.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Research experience in the molecular biology of cartilage as well as experience in the orthopedic surgical sciences.
License or Certification Required by the Department
Special Instructions to Applicant
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through People Admin and attach their CV or resume and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for a one year period. Five years (typically five appointments of one year) is typically the maximum total period that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or any other lawful reasons. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at: http://www.ecu.edu/postdoctoralaffairs/
Additional Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents.
Job Open Date 02/05/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.
Initial Screening Begins 02/10/2018
Rank Level Not Applicable
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting http://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/12288
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