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Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Pharmacology (JYH)
Creighton University in the Omaha, Nebraska
 
 
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Date Posted 08/28/2020
Category
Postdoctoral-Neuroscience
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 
A postdoctoral scholar "postdoc" is an individual holding a doctoral degree who is engaged in a temporary and defined period, typically less than 5 years, of mentored research and/or advanced scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue a career path of his/her choosing. Performs research under the supervision and mentorship of a more senior researcher, often called the postdoctoral advisor.

Specifically, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, position is available to investigate cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of neurological diseases and disorders such as stroke, Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, and identify novel therapeutic targets for these devastating diseases with a focus on the role of epigenetic regulation and microRNAs, and on protein regulation and degradation such as ubiquitination and autophagy.


Selected candidate will be working/supporting a Primary Investigator in the Department of Pharmacology at Creighton University’s School of Medicine, Omaha, NE. The lab is supported by start-up funds as well as extramural research grants. The lab space consists of culture work, molecular work and animal work spaces. The Department also has the facilities and fully support all research activities in the laboratory. The facilities provide resources to utilize a variety of approaches including confocal biomedical imaging, flow cytometry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, vivarium, behavioral studies and animal surgery.

Ideal candidate should be highly self-motivated and be able to lead a research project. Final selected candidate will be expected to participate in writing manuscripts and scientific reports, as well as, be able to design, execute and troubleshoot experiments and to analyze and interpret results independently.

This position will work Monday to Friday; 8am-5pm; depending upon research needs position may require evening, weekend, and holiday work.

This position is 100% grant funded.

Qualifications:
PhD in areas of neuroscience or a related field;
1-3 years' experience; Strong background on disorders of the CNS preferred;
Strong experience with a confocal microscopy and imaging analysis is desired;
Prior experience with GWAS, behavioral studies, or electrophysiology is desired

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Strong background on disorders of the CNS;
Hands-on experience on advanced biochemistry, molecular and cell biology techniques with a variety of in vitro and in vivo models of neurological disorders and disease is required;
Previous experience in primary neuronal cell and cell line culture is required;
Previous experience in rodent surgery and/or genetically engineered animal models is required;
Previous experience in surgical global ischemia model (4-vessel occlusion) and/or MCAO model is desired;
Strong experience with a confocal microscopy and imaging analysis is desired;
Experience with GWAS, behavioral studies, or electrophysiology is a plus;
Ability to work independently as well as in a team;
Strong ability to interpret data and to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues;
Strong work ethic,
Strong written and verbal and communication skills;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel; PowerPoint and Outlook;
Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays depending upon research needs

Physical Requirements:
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 75-100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 50-74%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 25-49% (pound: 20 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75-100%
Travel: 0-24%
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: Yes
Working with Animals: Yes

AAP/EEO Statement:
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement:
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.
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