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.
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.
The Cardiomyocyte Stem Cell Laboratory (http://www.pedsresearch.org/people/faculty/chunhui-xu-phd) sponsored by Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Georgia Tech is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on human pluripotent stem cells. The research is focused on differentiation and applications of cardiomyocytes from pluripotent stem cells and will be conducted in collaboration with investigators in Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Georgia Tech. The candidate should have a recent Ph.D. preferably in Cell Biology or related disciplines with strong cellular and molecular biology expertise including cell culture, immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry analysis, qRT-PCR, generation of expression vectors and animal models. The candidate will conduct independent research and collaborate with members in the group and is expected to actively participate in experimental planning, data analysis, and manuscript writing. To apply please 1st apply via this link. In addition to applying via this link you will need to send curriculum vitae, the names of 3 references, and a cover letter describing your research experience and interests to Dr. Chunhui Xu via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.