Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences
UNIVERSITY of CINCINNATI College of Medicine
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Katie Burns at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Environmental Health and Public Health Sciences. The Burns Laboratory’s research is focused on studying endometriosis, a gynecological disease that affects millions of women. The successful applicant will be involved in examining the etiology of endometriosis using a mouse model of disease and human tissue samples. The goals of the current project are to better understand the immune regulation in endometriosis.
The ideal candidate will be a recent PhD graduate with a background in reproductive biology or immunology. Preferences will be given to those with experience in flow cytometry, RT-PCR, western blotting, and animal handling techniques. Prior experience with mouse husbandry, mouse surgery, tissue collection, or primary cell culture are desired, but not required. The successful candidate will be expected to work independently and with the team, plan and execute experiments, prepare and revise manuscripts for publication, present preliminary findings, and help mentor undergraduate/graduate students.
Perform and conduct research required by faculty supervisor to a high standard and in accordance with all institutional and federal regulations.
Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
May support the development of proposals for research-related funding and grants.
Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research as directed by and with the support of associated faculty members.
Communicate to project team progress and results of research activities ensuring that relevant information and issues in the implementation of projects/experiments are captured in as comprehensive and timely manner as possible.
Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members as well.
Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D., required.
Requires an in-depth knowledge of a specialized field, process, or discipline.
Good oral and written communication skills.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
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