POSITION SUMMARY: A postdoctoral position is available investigating genetic/epigenetic control of molecular mechanisms of atherosclerosis and vascular aging. We are seeking a postdoc with a strong background in molecular biology, imaging, and biochemistry. Additional experience with single cell assays and some computational background would be desired but not required. The postdoc will be responsible for projects involving single cell transcriptomics and molecular mechanisms of inflammation contributing to atherosclerosis. Epigenetic regulation of atherosclerosis will also be a focus. Tasks include experimental design, troubleshooting and documentation of transcriptomic-based assays, siRNA assays. Additionally, pre-planning projects, RNA isolation, quality control, qPCR, protein assays and quantification, Western Blot, human cell culture, and immunocytochemistry based assays. The postdoc will also assess new technology in this area as it develops and suggest/make protocol improvements.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and training, $50,000
A qualified successful candidate should be self-motivated and detail oriented with a strong background in molecular biology, genetics, regeneration, or aging and have clear oral and written communication skills. Preferred applicants would be willing to work with and guide students, generate publications, contribute to grants, and work as a team to help with the day-to-day operations of the lab. Preferred qualifications include prior publications and experience working with primary cell culture and induced pluripotent cell culture.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent)
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY: (Note: The following criteria will not be used in screening qualified applicants but may be considered in the final decision-selection process of candidates interviewed.)
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work well with others.
- Solid analytical skills and excellent attention to detail.
- Excellent organizational skills; ability to multi-task, and prioritize work assignments.
- Must be able to work well independently and demonstrate proficient problem-solving skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality in all work performed.
FIRST: Please use the “APPLY NOW” link to apply for this position. You will not be considered as a candidate for this position unless you apply using this link.
Interested candidates should provide 1) CV, 2) a letter detailing your interest in the lab and past research experience, and 3) contact information for three research references.
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