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.
Postdoctoral research position to study survival of intestinal crypt cells and colon cancer cells. The focus of the study are two folds. First, to understand how the defect in lysophosphatidic acid receptor 5 (LPA5) modulates intestinal crypt cell survival and barrier functions at the intestinal villi that enhance inflammation and tumor progress in the intestinal tract. Second, to understand how proline metabolism alters colon cancer growth and survival. We employ intestinal enteroid cultures, transgenic mice, cell biology, and biochemical techniques. Qualified individuals are expected to be able to design and execute experiments independently with minimum supervision