• Post Doctoral Fellow-Thoracic Surgery

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Medicine
    SOM: Surgery: Thoracic
    Location : Name
    Emory Hospital Midtown
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
  • Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Perform physiological experiments in mice
    • Conduct basic molecular biological experiments
    • Data acquisition and analysis, grant and manuscript preparation, and presentation of findings at weekly lab meetings
    • Coordinate with other investigators for lab research including maintaining the function of lab equipment, managing the lab research record (including methodological approaches and animal protocols), and maintaining mouse colony

     Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

    • Skills of physiological experiments including evaluation of cardiac function
    • Skill in conducting PCR, qPCR, and WB 
    • Skills of animal handling and management of mouse colony 
    • Aseptic techniques 
    • Cell culture 
    • Develops new ideas that promote current research
    • Ability to write a draft of manuscript and edit the content 
    • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject discipline
    • May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.


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