Job Description: The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the field of exercise during pregnancy and child development. The candidate will study the physiological, genetic, metabolic, and ?omics factors of infants related to exercise exposure in utero. Responsibilities include collecting pilot data to help support new and competing renewal applications, including hypothesis development, literature review, report writing, and supervising of undergraduate research students and graduate research students, overseeing data collection procedures, supervising experimental procedures, review of data for quality control, supervision of data entry/data analysis, analysis of research hypothesis using descriptive and multivariate statistics, and the development of independent and collaborative presentations and publications. Perform routine procedures such as exercise training, treadmill testing, HRV recording and analysis, cognitive measures, sample processing, DNA and RNA purifications, chromatography, -omics procedures, and other procedures.
Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including blood borne pathogens, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training.
Approximately 90% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to research.
Approximately 10% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to managing the day-to-day activity of undergraduate and graduate research students in the laboratory.
Minimum Qualifications: English Proficiency
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Interested candidates must be able to work independently, be self-motivated, and have at least five primary authored papers, with additional published papers in a peer-reviewed journal at the time of application. The ability to work effectively in a research team is essential. The successful candidate should be able to manage multiple detail-oriented tasks with minimal supervision, be capable of trouble-shooting and critical thinking, and be self-motivated, dedicated and creative.
Special Instructions to Applicants: N/A
Date Initial Screening Begins: 04-22-2017
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled