Emory

  • Post Doctoral Fellow

    Job Number
    26863
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Division
    School Of Medicine
    Department
    SOM: Peds: Solid Tumor
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.
    Required Documents
    Cover letter, List of References
  • 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.

    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. DATE CREATED/MODIFIED/REVIEWED: 4/27/10 JB

    Additional Details

    The postdoctoral fellow will help design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from 2 designated principal investigators. This will aid the candidate in enhancing professional skills and research independence needed to pursue a career in the biomedical sciences. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the postdoctoral fellow. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the principal investigator. Will be responsible for the operation of specific equipment. Will teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, with renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates will have an MD, a PhD, or an MD-PhD degree. A strong background in cellular and molecular biology and/or immunology is required. The successful candidate will have an outstanding work ethic, excellent organizational and communication skills, and critical thinking abilities. Importantly, the candidate should be dedicated to building a career in this field. At least two peer-reviewed first author publications from the PhD are required.

    ADDITIONAL JOB DETAILS:   A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediately in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University. The laboratories of Drs. Goldsmith and Schnepp have research programs that center on neuroblastoma, an aggressive extracranial pediatric solid malignancy of the neural crest. Although immunotherapy is incorporated into the care of this aggressive disease, there is a critical need to identify new immunotherapeutic targets for this disease. In collaboration with researchers from Georgia Tech, we are utilizing unbiased approaches to nominate new immunotherapeutic targets for this disease. We are looking for a creative, hard-working, and enthusiastic candidate to spearhead these efforts. The candidate will gain experience in immunology, cell and molecular biology, mouse modeling, interrogation of high-throughput datasets, and preclinical modeling. The candidate will have the opportunity to interact with other colleagues within Emory University, Georgia Tech, and more broadly.


    Interested applicants meeting these criteria should APPLY ONLINE and send a cover letter with a brief description of research interests and career goals, CV, and complete contact information for three references to Kelly Goldsmith, MD.

    This position involves:  Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.
    May involve working with radioactive materials or devices.
    Involves working with animals.

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