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Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ashley Steed to investigate insights into host immunity and susceptibility to infection. Through a combination of in vivo models and in vitro systems, the postdoctoral research associate will investigate the role of genetic and environmental factors, including the role of the microbiota, in shaping immune system development and the immune response to viral infections. State of the art techniques are employed to decipher the molecular mechanisms underlying host and pathogen interactions.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trains under the supervision of a faculty mentor including (but not limited to):
Manages their own project.
Develops proficiency in the scientific field.
Maintains and expands proficiency in technical skills.
Develops proficiency in ancillary skills, such as writing, public speaking, networking, critical evaluation of scientific documents, etc.
Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Prepares and submits papers from research work, which should lead to first author publications.
Assists in the design of research experiments.
Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
Maintains conformity with ethical standards in research.
Maintains compliance with good laboratory practice, including the maintenance of adequate research records.
Ph.D., M.D. or an equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.
Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and record findings.
Analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills.
Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data and to communicate data in a clear, concise manner.
Computer literacy, including the ability to use a variety of software packages to analyze data.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Interested candidates should email Dr. Steed at email@example.com and include a CV, cover letter and three references.
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