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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacology, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job Code/Title PD - Post Doctoral Position Number P00001 Working Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow Department Internal Medicine 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 $53,760-$65,292 Campus MCV Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week 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 Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No Description of the Job

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.

Required Qualifications
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 environment.

Preferred Qualifications
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.

Job Open Date 08/17/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please describe your work experience, education, and training that is directly related to this position.

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Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Reference Letter - 1
  4. Reference Letter - 2
  5. Reference Letter - 3

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