Title: Post Doc FT HSC
Department Org: Med Microbio & Immunology 5
Employee Classification: P3 - Post Doctoral Assoc
Bargaining Unit: Bargaining Unit Exempt
Primary Location: Health Science Campus College
Start Time: 8:30 a.m. End Time: 5:00 P.M.
Posted Salary: 54,840.00
Under the direction and supervision of the Principle Investigator,
the postdoctoral fellow will conduct experiments to study harmful
algal bloom toxin (including microcystin toxin MC-LR) degradation
by bacteria. Experiments will include microbiology experiments to
grow bacteria in various media, ELISA procedures to measure MC-LR
concentrations, preparing samples for mass spectrometry analysis,
genomic and transcriptomic studies to predict and identify toxin
degrading genes/proteins, molecular biology experiments to clone
and express recombinant enzymes, biochemistry experiments to
examine toxin degradation, and other assignments to keep the
laboratory clean, organized, and functional.
Ability to plan, perform, analyze, and interpret scientific
Ability to complete grant-funded specific aims independently, as
well as with guidance from the PI.
Ability to trouble-shoot and work independently.
Ability to perform microbiology and molecular biology experiments
to achieve grant aims.
Ability to use a personal computer and software, including
Microsoft Office products and Prism.
Ability to operate common microbiology and molecular biology lab
equipment (e.g. thermal cycler, incubator, biosafety cabinet,
Extensive experience in growth and manipulation of bacteria using
various media and growth conditions.
Extensive experience in various molecular biology protocols,
including cloning, recombinant protein expression and purification,
protein chemistry, enzyme biology, etc.
Experience in genomics and transcriptomics, including
Conditions of Employment:
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against Covid-19, or have an approved exemption.
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University of Toledo campuses are tobacco-free. To further this
effort, the University of Toledo Health Science Campus Medical
Center is requiring candidates for employment to be nicotine-free.
Pre-employment health screening requirements will include cotinine
(nicotine) testing, as well as drug and other required health
screenings for the position. With the exception of positions within
University of Toledo Main Campus and the University of Toledo
College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the employment offer is
conditional upon successful completion of a cotinine test and
Occupational Health clearance.
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