Open Date: 02/05/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: English Proficiency Excellent written and oral communication skills M.D. required
Special Instructions to Applicant: To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through People Admin and attach their CV or resume 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 the cell and molecular biology of orthopedics. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of a research project that involves the study of articular cartilage. The project will involve investigation of the roles of CD44 and hyaluronan and the metabolism and signaling of articular chondrocytes. The approach will use human chondrocytes and animal models of osteoarthritis. Adenoviruses will be used to express transgenes in chondrocyte for syngeneic transplantation in cartilage defects. Analysis will include immuno/histological staining and analysis of protein and gene expression. Duties include: hypothesis development, literature review, collection of pilot data, report writing, data collection procedures, 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. 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 100% of the post-doctoral scholar's time will be devoted to Orthopedic Research.