Fellow (Post Doc) (Anatomy & Physiology)

Manhattan KS
Dec 23, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position: The Department of Anatomy & Physiology with the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Fellow (Post Doc) in the laboratory of Dr. Jianzhong Yu. This research position will focus on the molecular mechanisms underlying organ size control and tumorigenesis, with specific emphasis on understanding the molecular mechanisms of the Hippo pathway and mTOR pathway regulated tissue growth.  Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.  Job Description: Designing and executing research experiments focused on cancer biology:
  • Conduct studies of related literature and research to support the design of research projects
  • Conduct molecular bench work: PCR, subcloning, protein purification, Westernblotting, histochemistry etc
  • Perform fly genetics, insect and mammalian cell culture work
  • Confocal/ fluorescence microscopy analysis

Data record and analysis:

  • Report project progress and data analysis
  • Draft scientific manuscripts, prepare grants,
  • Manage project collaborations, attend conferences

Other duties:

  • Supervise technician, students, and undergraduates in the lab

  • Manage daily laboratory operations including laboratory safety, budgets, lab reagents and stocks 
Required Minimum Qualifications: PhD related to biological or biomedical sciences; strong interests in the molecular basis of cancer biology  Preferred Qualifications: Experience in the areas of biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology.
Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to do independent management of the project. Exceptional research productivity.  Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit an application along with a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Screening of Applications Begins: Screening begins immediately Salary Range / Pay Rate: $ 47,476 - $ 60,000 Annual Salary Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.