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Post-Doctoral Scientist - Dr. Damm's laboratory

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 5, 2020

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Job Code/Title PD - Post Doctoral Position Number P00001 Working Title Post-Doctoral Scientist - Dr. Damm's laboratory Department Biology Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $52,704 Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Post Doc Hours/Week Full-time Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position No Resource Critical No Description of the Job

A fully funded post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Erich Damm in the Virginia Commonwealth University ( VCU ) Department of Biology. The Damm lab is an NIH funded laboratory that studies the molecular control of hematopoietic stem cell development using the established zebrafish embryo model of developmental hematopoiesis. Our recent work (Nature Cell Biology, 19:457-467, 2017) has identified integrated development of the embryonic vasculature, hematopoietic system and the sympathetic nervous system and we are particularly interested in studying the molecular mechanisms governing these developmental processes. We are seeking a friendly, enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our group and conduct research related to this area of developmental biology.

The VCU research environment is exceptional with strong collaborations and state-of-the-art resources. Additionally, the City of Richmond is a highly affordable city located in the mid-Atlantic region, is rich and diverse in culture and is steeped in history. The city is home to many historic sites, museums, and art galleries, a particularly vibrant dining scene and boasts a family friendly environment.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD in a biological field with less than 4 years of post-doctoral experience along with expertise in molecular biology techniques and a record of publication.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates experienced in hematopoietic development, zebrafish genetics and embryological approaches, zebrafish husbandry, transgenesis, confocal microscopy, transcriptomics, flow cytometry and fluorescence activated cell sorting ( FACS ) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Open Date 10/05/2020 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

For more information, candidates should contact Dr. Erich Damm ( Candidates should submit their cover letter outlining research interests, curriculum vitae and contact information for three academic references (contact information only, not letters) by clicking on the “Apply for This Job” link above or through Only application materials submitted through VCU Jobs will be considered.

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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Reference Letter - 1
  4. Reference Letter - 2
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