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Postdoctoral Fellow

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Pharmacology, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Other Science & Technology
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Full Time
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Job Code/Title PD - Post Doctoral Position Number P00001 Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow Department Dentistry / Philips Institute 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 $48,000 - $65,000 Campus MCV Campus Position Type Post Doc Hours/Week 29 hrs/wk max Normal work days Monday - Friday Normal work hours 8:00am - 5:00pm Job Category Laboratory 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
We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to join the laboratory of Dr. Xu in the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research, Virginia Commonwealth University ( VCU ). This postdoctoral researcher position is available immediately to study infective endocarditis and bacterial pathogenesis in an animal model. The postdoctoral position is supported by the National Institutes of Health. The postdoctoral researcher will study pathogen-related genes using a comprehensive Streptococcus sanguinis deletion mutant library and state-of-the-art technologies including genomics, bioinformatics, and systems biology.

Prior experience with animal surgery is not required but following a period of instruction, the postdoctoral researcher will be expected to assume leadership of a team that will perform all required procedures while maintaining an emphasis on regulatory compliance and animal welfare. Required Qualifications
• Ph.D. degree and a strong background in molecular biology

• Hands-on experience in molecular biology

• Willingness to perform animal procedures

• Must be self-motivated and reliable

• Able to work both independently and as a part of a team

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Attention to detail in experimental techniques and record-keeping is critical

• Ability to train, evaluate and supervise graduates and undergraduates and peer mentor assistants

• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or commitment to do so as an employee at VCU Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with animal surgery

• Outstanding publication history

• An interest in advancement and outstanding publication history Job Open Date 09/01/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter indicating current research topics and interest, and the contact information of three references. Any inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Ping Xu ( , website: ). Additional Information

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Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Reference Letter - 1
  3. Reference Letter - 2
  4. Reference Letter - 3
  5. Publications

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