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Description

This position is for a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to work on an exciting project in reproductive science at Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore, MD. The PI is Dr. Mostafa Borahay, MD, PhD and the project includes building a model for uterus with the three cellular layers, muscle, stroma and epithelium using bioengineering. In addition, the fellow will work on an exciting ongoing project examining statins as a new treatment for uterine leiomyomas, the most common tumor of female reproductive system. Understanding the underlying pathogenesis of the tumor is another goal. Johns Hopkins University, the institution #1 in NIH funding for more than 30 years, provide an outstanding environment for state-of-the-art research for an ambitious fellow.

The work will include cellular and extracellular matrix experiments of cell cultures (both conventional and 3D) from primary & immortalized cells. It will also include tissues obtained from patients and animal models. In addition to standard cell culture, molecular biology, and histologic techniques, work will include experiments on stem cells and epigenetics.

Work is funded by NIH grant and candidates for this position are expected to conduct research work in the current grant and preparation to apply for NIH funding.

The fellow is expected to be self-motivated, organized, and team player.

Responsibilities:
  • Critically review available literature and design research work accordingly.
  • Plans, conducts, and troubleshoots experiments.
  • Performs data analysis, prepares graphical representation of data, prepares manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed scientific journals, assists in the preparation of scientific reports for funded projects, presents research data at in-house meetings and at National and International scientific conferences.
  • Participates in preparation of applications for funding.
  • Participates on scientific collaborations both within and outside the institution as discussed with the PI.
  • Adopts technologies and protocols currently used in the lab and be able to research, find, and learn additional ones necessary for the work
  • Works as a team member with other faculty members, clinical research team, fellows, residents, and students.
  • Attends training and safety classes required by JHU
  • Completes other projects and duties as assigned.
  • Accurately documents experiments and results and keeps a detailed laboratory note.
  • Possesses good oral and written communication skills
  • Able to prioritize workload and manage multiple projects effectively.
Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of complex scientific procedures and techniques; knowledge and practical experience in biophysical techniques, fundamental molecular and cellular biology and familiarity with biochemistry and cell culture, proliferation, cell death, protein science, Western Blotting, flow cytometry, RNA, DNA, sequencing, epigenetic (DNA methylation and histone modification) techniques. Candidate is expected to learn new techniques as necessary.

Candidate is expected to demonstrate successful publication of doctoral work in reputable journals. Prior successful funding during doctoral work is a plus.

Training and Career Development plan

This postdoctoral research fellowship program is designed to prepare the fellow for independent academic career in reproductive research. Focus will be scientific productivity demonstrated by innovative research, publication in high impact journals and successful extramural funding. Fellow is expected to transition in few years into an independent faculty role.

Education: Ph.D. in Cell Biology or Molecular Biology

Work Environment: Laboratory environment; requires working with human and animal cells/cell lines, blood, and or bodily fluids

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: May provide guidance to laboratory staff and train junior staff members.

Application Instructions

Department/Division: Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Division of Reproductive Science and Women’s Health Research.

Women and Minorities are highly encouraged to apply. Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply: Send CV including references and a cover letter/personal statement to PI: Mostafa Borahay, MD, PhD. Email: mboraha1@jhmi.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

Pre-Employment Information

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu .

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/ .

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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