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.
A position is available in the laboratory of Anna Marie Kenney, PhD in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University for an entry level post-doctoral fellow with expertise in genetically engineered mouse modeling, immunology techniques, cell and molecular biology techniques to take on an exciting new Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research-funded project exploring genetic determinants of the role played by the immune microenvironment in the pediatric brain tumor medulloblastoma. The ideal candidate will be a recently minted PhD with a proven publication track record, ability to work independently within a larger team, and motivation to apply for funding. Please provide a resume, bibliography, and contact information for three references.
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.