Emory

Post Doctoral Fellow - Pulmonary

Job Number
61244
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
School Of Medicine
Department
SOM: Medicine: Pulmonary
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable

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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.

 

Research in the Hecker laboratory is broadly focused on lung injury-repair responses related to fibrotic and acute lung injury in the following areas: (1) understanding how normal physiologic repair responses “go awry” in aging, (2) how this contributes to the pathogenesis of age-dependent lung diseases, and (3) the development of novel therraprutic treatments that target age-associated pathological mechanisms to ultimately promote repair.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual that wants to join a dynamic, energetic, and highly team-oriented lab carrying out research in the areas of: Idiopathinc Lung Fibrosis (IPF), Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), reactive oxygen species (ROS), aging, and drug discovery.

This position will be responsible for driving projects, manuscript writing, performing cellular/molecular biology and animal experiments. Experience with cell culture, protein analysis (western blotting), animal studies, RT-PCR, biochemical assays is strongly preferred. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, perform, and analyze experiments related to existing projects
  • Maintain detailed records of studies conducted, organize data, and prepare data for manuscript submissions and presentations
  • Prepare technical reports and develop recommendations based upon research outcomes
  • Conduct cell culture, biochemical assays, and mouse studies
  • Conduct literature searches to find and report on related research
  • Work well independently and within a team setting

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong experience with cellular/molecular biology techniques/assays
  • High level scientific writing and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate a track-record of ability to drive projects
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Integrity, perseverance, and flexibility
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems
  • Ability to effectively communicate

Experience with animal studies is preferred

 

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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