Postdoctoral Research Assistant

first_imgThis position requires the candidate to have high level experienceworking with mice, cell-based assays and common laboratory assayslike protein and nucleic acid extraction, Western blotting, PCR,qPCR, microscopy and immunological assays like IF, IHC and ELISA.Knowledge of animal care and handling, animal anesthesia, dailymonitoring of animals in an experimental study, performingbehavioral assays (motor, cognition, and pain), delivery ofexperimental drugs, assist in preparing theanimals for in vivo testing, maintaining mouse breeding coloniesand genotyping, record keeping of surgery logs and animal treatmentlogs, record keeping of data. In addition, the position requiresgoodcare of laboratory equipment, space and supplies management,participating in the ordering of reagents and consumables,coordinate the use of the laboratory space and instrumentation,organized storage ofthe biological samples. Sample processing to include, but notlimited to, plasma isolation from blood, tissue sample fixation andembedding in paraffin DepartmentInternal Medicine Position NumberP00001 The position serves to complement the principal investigators of afederal funded project to successfully conduct the proposed invivo, ex vivo and cell experiments. The main goal of the project isto determine the effects of inflammatory pathways on thecardiovascular system and cardiomyocytes at a physiological andmolecular signaling level.As part of the postdoctoral training and the mentored professionalgrowth, the successful candidate is expected to write post-doctoralgrant proposals as principal investigator, to write manuscripts andtoparticipate in writing review articles. Preferred Qualifications Additional Information Normal work hours Normal work days Is any portion of this position grant-funded?Yes – Continuation of this position depends on funding of thegrant. Quick Link Sensitive PositionYes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will berequired. Description of the Job Remove from posting on or before At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Job Category Posting Details Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Position TypePost Doc Resource CriticalNo Special Instructions to Applicants Open Until FilledNo Hours/Week Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Organizational Overview Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with otherteam members in a diverse work environment and knowledge of thecardiovascular physiology, metabolic disorders. Use/performance ofanimal models of cardiovascular disease and small animalechocardiography are a PLUSAnimals models and surgical techniques to master include coronaryartery ligation in mice, implantation of osmotic pumps,nephrectomy, telemetry probe implantation, small blood vesselcannulation, invasive measurement of hemodynamic parameters andpreparation of primary cardiomyocyte cultures, vascular graftimplantation. If such knowledge is lacking, applicant is expectedto learn and successfully perform such techniques. Adequatetraining will be offered by the PIs and the applicant must showprogress during the training.Proven experience in grant and/or manuscript writing. * Please describe your work experience, education, and trainingthat is directly related to this position.(Open Ended Question) CampusMCV Campus Working TitlePostdoctoral Research Assistant Job Open Date01/14/2021 Required Qualifications Anticipated Hiring Range$52,704 Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Job Code/TitlePD – Post Doctoral Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Optional & Required DocumentsRequired Documents Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationResumeReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3last_img

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