Responsible for assigned activities in the research laboratory under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator or the designee of P.I. Duties include performing experiments in the area of cell and molecular biology relating to epithelial injury/fibrosis and their role in disease progression. The postdoctoral research associate should have experience in the handling of small animals. Documentation of experimental data in timely fashion, and inventory and ordering of laboratory supplies are required. Other related duties as assigned.
Major Responsibilities / Duties / Critical Tasks:
Investigation of the molecular and cellular players that contribute to chronic lung diseases and lung remodeling and to develop interventional strategy.
Work with small animals in the preparation and analysis of lung cell populations from the lungs by flow cytometry and functional assays.
General laboratory support duties—Maintenance of cell cultures, Isolation of RNA, polymerase chain reactions, preparation of DNAs including plasmid DNA, cell transfections, enzyme assays, etc.
Order and maintain supplies, equipment maintenance, and general upkeep of the laboratory.
Conduct or assist in experiments related to ongoing research projects under PI’s supervision.
Accompanying Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
This position requires the ability to follow directions, maintain confidentiality, trustworthiness, orderliness,accuracy, punctual attendance during stated hours of work and the ability to interact with co-workers, customers and visitors in a professional manner.
Required Education / Experience:
Postdoctoral Research Associate position requires a Ph.D This Postdoctoral Research Associate position is immediately available to investigate the molecular and cellular players that contribute to chronic lung diseases and lung remodeling and develop and test the efficacy of the effective targeted interventions. Applicants must have a strong background in cellular and molecular biology, experience with small animal work and in the preparation and analysis of lung epithelial cells, fibroblasts and other lung resident cell populations from the lungs by flow cytometry and functional assays. Preference will be given to candidate’s master or PhD degree with 2-5 years of research experience in studying biochemical andmolecular biological aspects of acute or chronic lung injuries including COPD, pulmonary fibrosis or lung infections. Candidates with expertise in systems analysis of molecular interactions, studies of lung epithelial cells, fibroblasts or leukocytes or mitochondrial biology are also encouraged to apply.
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