Postdoctoral Fellow

Tulane University School of Medicine

New Orleans, LA

Job posting number: #7114509

Posted: October 24, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: A postdoctoral position is available investigating genomic and molecular mechanisms of atherosclerosis and aging. We are seeking a postdoc with a strong background in molecular biology, imaging, and biochemistry. Additional experience with single cell assays and some computational background would be desired but not required. The postdoc will be responsible for projects involving single cell transcriptomics and validation of molecular mechanisms of inflammation contributing to atherosclerosis. Tasks include troubleshooting and documentation of transcriptomic-based assays. Specifically, pre-planning projects, RNA isolation, quality control, qPCR, protein assays and quantification, and immunocytochemistry based assays. The postdoc will also assess new technology in this area as it develops and suggest/make protocol improvements.



Qualifications
A qualified successful candidate should be self-motivated and detail oriented with a strong background in molecular biology, genetics, regeneration, or aging and have clear oral and written communication skills. Preferred applicants would be willing to work with and guide students, generate publications, contribute to grants, and work as a team to help with the day-to-day operations of the lab. Preferred qualifications include prior publications and experience working with primary cell culture and induced pluripotent cell culture.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent)

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY: (Note: The following criteria will not be used in screening qualified applicants but may be considered in the final decision-selection process of candidates interviewed.)

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work well with others.
Solid analytical skills and excellent attention to detail.
Excellent organizational skills; ability to multi-task, and prioritize work assignments.
Must be able to work well independently and demonstrate proficient problem-solving skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality in all work performed.



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