SUMMARY: The Inman Lab at NEOMED seeks a postdoctoral fellow in neurodegeneration of the visual system who is eager to contribute to our understanding of the role of mitochondria in the pathogenesis of optic nerve degeneration using diverse approaches such as electron microscopy, proteomics, and in vitro and in vivo disease modeling. The qualified applicant must have strong communication and organizational skills, the ability to work independently and the ability to conduct multiple experiments simultaneously.
Brief Detail of Responsibility % of Time
1) Complete projects and experiments related to neurodegeneration of the visual system. These will be conducted in accordance with written protocols that require a high degree of manual skill and dexterity, as well as a high degree of mental application to secure accurate and definitive results. 70%
2) Consult with faculty on projects and provides guidance to students; instructs and trains students and research staff in established techniques and procedures. 10%
3) Perform other duties as assigned. 10%
4) Devise new protocols and techniques for research projects. 5%
5) Assist in the general maintenance of laboratory equipment and instrumentation; maintain general laboratory cleanliness and safety. 5%
Doctoral degree (Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D.) in science with emphasis on research techniques, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Research experience in molecular/cellular biology and neuroscience, a proven track record of scientific productivity and a commitment to biomedical research.
Scientific Skill: Plans and executes experiments, collects and reports data, helps analyze results.
Key Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics:
Presentation skills including manuscript and grant proposal writing.
Protein and gene expression analysis using samples drawn from experimental animals.
Tissue dissection and processing, immunohistochemistry.
Adherence to standard microbiological practices, including aseptic technique.
Aptitude in general laboratory procedures, techniques, and documentation.
Willingness to acquire competence in new techniques.
Takes ownership of assigned responsibilities.
Observational and analytical skills to evaluate experimental outcomes and trouble-shooting of experimental pitfalls and problems.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a high degree of accuracy.
Adaptable, proactive and self-motivated.
Communication: Builds and maintains open, transparent and effective lines of communication, within and outside the University, to better serve team members and customers; appropriately tailors written and verbal messages to target audiences.
Teamwork: Builds and maintains positive working relationships, within individual work groups and across departments, through open communication and collaboration; works with others to accomplish goals and objectives.
Physical Requirements Must be able to utilize applicable equipment necessary for the job, as well as basic office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, stoop, kneel, sit; talk; and hear. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
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