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Postdoctoral Scholar

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Open Date: 12/12/2017

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Minimum Education/Experience: English proficiency Excellent written and oral communication skills PhD in biochemistry and/or molecular biology, or MD/PhD with thesis work in biochemistry and molecular biology.

Special Instructions to Applicant: To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through PeopleAdmin and attach their CV or resume, cover letter and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for a one year period. Five years (typically five appointments of one year) is typically the maximum total period that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or any other lawful reasons. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at: http://www.ecu.edu/postdoctoralaffairs/

Job Duties: The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of biochemistry and molecular biology to conduct hypothesis-driven cancer research centering on sphingolipid metabolism as it relates to growth control and therapeutics. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of studies related to targeting sphingolipid metabolism as a therapeutic approach to cancer treatment. The postdoctoral scholar will investigate ceramide metabolism in leukemia as it relates to growth control with a focus on therapeutics and drug resistance. The applicant will be employing skills in the areas of tissue culture, cell biology, pharmacology, enzymology, molecular biology, lipid biochemistry, and enzyme expression, and be knowledgeable in cell signaling pathways involved in apoptosis and autophagy. Experience in mitochondrial biology (respiration, bioenergetics), glycolysis (Seahorse), cell cycle traverse, and flow cytometry is desired. Duties include: hypothesis development, literature review, collection of pilot data, 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. The successful applicant will join a research team studying sphingolipid/ceramide metabolism in leukemia as it relates to growth control with a focus on therapeutics and drug resistance. The applicant will be employing skills in the areas of tissue culture, cell biology, pharmacology, enzymology, molecular biology, lipid biochemistry, and enzyme expression, and be knowledgeable in cell signaling pathways involved in apoptosis and autophagy. Experience in mitochondrial biology (respiration, bioenergetics), glycolysis (Seahorse), cell cycle traverse, and flow cytometry is desired. Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training. Approximately 80% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to independent experimentation. Approximately 20% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to managing day-to-day administrative activity including tabulating data in graphic form, writing and reading manuscripts and grant applications for submission, and guiding undergraduate and graduate research students in the laboratory.

 

 

 

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Posted: 12/13/2017
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