PD - Post Doctoral
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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VCU Health System?
Does this position require a pre-placement medical
Is any portion of this position grant-funded?
Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the
Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be
Description of the Job
THIS POSITION IS FOR A POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN A CARDIOVASCULAR
BASIC AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH LABORATORY .
The position serves to complement the principal investigators of a
federally funded project to successfully conduct the proposed in
vivo, ex vivo and in vitro experiments. The main goal of the
project is to determine the effects of inflammatory pathways on the
cardiovascular system and cardiomyocytes at a physiological and
molecular signaling level.
As part of the postdoctoral training and the mentored professional
growth, the successful candidate will be invited to write
post-doctoral grant proposals as a principal investigator, write
manuscripts and participate in writing review articles.
Experience working with mice, cell-based assays and common
laboratory assays, such as protein and nucleic acid extraction,
Western blotting, PCR, qPCR, microscopy, and immunological assays,
such as IF, IHC and ELISA .
In addition, the position requires tthe ability to take good care
of laboratory equipment and space, manage supplies, participate in
the ordering of reagents and consumables, coordinate the use of the
laboratory space and instrumentation, and maintain organized
storage of the biological samples. Sample processing includes, but
is not limited to, plasma isolation from blood, tissue sample
fixation and embedding in paraffin.
Ability to work collaborative and effectively in a diverse work
Proven ability to work with other team members. Knowledge of the
cardiovascular physiology and usage/performance of animal models of
cardiovascular disease are a Plus.
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Required Documents Optional Documents
- * Please describe your work experience, education, and training
that is directly related to this position.
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Reference Letter - 1
- Reference Letter - 2
- Reference Letter - 3