Postdoctoral Fellowship at the intersection of basic and clinical
sciences in the laboratory of Jonathan Boyd, PhD. This fellowship
will gain experience from multiple departments (Orthopaedics,
Pharmacology and Toxicology) within Virginia Commonwealth
University School of Medicine. This position is responsible for
designing, organizing, and conducting highly specialized and
advanced experiments using established scientific protocols and
procedures. The Postdoctoral Fellow will advance funded
inflammation research related to exposure to chemical agents and
assist on other projects including research funded by the National
Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association (AHA). In
addition, the incumbent will be responsible for reporting findings
and publishing results in research journals, assuming general
responsibility for scientific operations of the laboratory and
providing support and guidance to students and collaborating
scientists that include several federal laboratories, universities,
and industrial partners.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Will have experience in one or more of the following: animal
research CITI certification or equivalent (rodents), animal imaging
(e.g., near infrared imaging, thermal imaging, positron emission
tomography), immunoassays, plethysmography, experience analyzing
and interpreting genomic, proteomic and metabolomic data and
Design and implement research protocols; design safety procedures
and adapt new procedures, methods, or instrumentation relative to
Oversee in vivo sample research preparation, animal maintenance,
and equipment maintenance; quality control analysis of
Collect, prepare and analyze data; keep a detailed notebook
summarizing experiments and recording research data; maintain
computer database of research data; tabulate and display data for
presentation in research conferences and for manuscript
preparation; use graphics and statistical software to analyze and
Supervise other personnel in the laboratory to coordinate research
efforts for increased efficiency; participate in training of
students, residents, and volunteer workers as needed.
While this position is fully funded, it is expected that the ideal
candidate will contribute to grant writing and reporting as
Assist with ordering and procurement of supplies and equipment and
with general maintenance of laboratory.
Perform other duties as assigned.
PhD in a basic or health science.
2-4 years of relevant experience in a research environment.
This is a restricted position with no set end date and continued
employment is dependent upon project need, availability of funding,
The School of Medicine continuously strives for our workplace and
learning environment to reflect the demographic and social milieu
of the communities we serve. All qualified applicants are
encouraged to apply.
Salary Range: $57,846
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Employment Type: PD - Post Doc
Restricted Status: Yes
Exemption Status: Exempt
Contact Name: Mario Lacic
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org