Date Posted: Nov 6, 2018
Posting Number: 0001200
Title: Staff Scientist
Working Title: Staff Scientist
Position Type: SCIENTIFIC
Department: Functional & Chemical Genomics - Forsthoefel
Job Summary/Basic Function: Staff Scientist positions are available in the Forsthoefel Lab to investigate fundamental and medically relevant mechanisms of regeneration in planarian flatworms. Using the model planarian Schmidtea mediterranea, our group investigates fundamental mechanisms of intestinal tissue repair, and aims to identify novel regulators of pathways implicated in human gastrointestinal pathologies like colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. Opportunities for collaborative studies in zebrafish, C. elegans, Drosophila, and other models are available. We utilize a variety of approaches including functional genomics, bioinformatics, molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and confocal microscopy. Our group is located in a newly renovated lab space, and is a member of the rapidly growing Functional and Chemical Genomics Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In addition to competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, relocation assistance is also available.
Responsibilities will include:
• Identification of injury-induced mechanisms by which ER stress and proteostasis are regulated to promote successful regeneration.
• Identification of mechanisms by which somatic/adult stem cell dynamics are regulated during regeneration.
• Managing and prioritizing experiments and projects independently with occasional guidance.
• Conducting literature surveys to identify research directions, appropriate methods, etc.
• Organizing and interpreting data.
• Generating figures, writing manuscripts and funding applications.
• Presenting research at national and international meetings.
• Mentoring students and scientific staff.
• Active participation in lab/departmental meetings and planning sessions.
Ph.D. in a biological science, chemistry, physics or other relevant area, M.D., or equivalent AND a minimum of six (6) years postdoctoral experience.
• Excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills.
• Willingness to work collaboratively with others.
• Highly motivated to learn and develop new experimental techniques and approaches.
Minimum Degree Required: Doctorate
• A track record of scientific independence, productivity, and creativity, indicated by one or more first author publications.
• One or more years of post-doctoral lab experience in regeneration, organelle biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, and/or cell biology.
• Expertise in the following areas is highly valued, but not required: bioinformatics (e.g., BLAST, CD-Search, Geneious/DNAStar, Gene Ontology, Bioconductor/RNA-Seq), laboratory animal care (fish, flies, mice, etc.), organelle biology, microscopy, molecular biology, histology, proteomics, regeneration, and/or ER-related and protein-folding diseases. The successful candidate will receive additional training in these areas.
Regularly required to stand, use manual dexterity, talk or hear; Frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms; occasionally sit; frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; vision abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Potential exposure to fumes, airborne particles, or rodent dander. May work with toxic, caustic chemicals, radioactive materials, liquid nitrogen, human tissue or blood. Potential risk of electrical shock. Occasional exposure to cold 4C, and/or extreme cold -80C from freezers. Noise level is usually moderate.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please feel free to email informal inquiries to David Forsthoefel directly (email@example.com), and refer to the following links for more information:
• General Information: https://omrf.org
• Forsthoefel Lab: https://omrf.org/research-faculty/scientists/forsthoefel-david/
Application Type Accepted: General Application
Required Applicant Documents:
• Resume/Curriculum Vitae
• Cover Letter
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