Postdoctoral Fellow

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Logo Posting Number STA00060PO18 Classification Title Post Doctoral Fellow Internal Title Postdoctoral Fellow Campus School of Medicine Columbia 01 College/Division School of Medicine Columbia Department School of Medicine Cell Biology and Anatomy Band Unclassified Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications. Advertised Salary Range $47,476 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule

Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position Research Grant (RGP) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Post-doctoral

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The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

A full-time postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. This position represents an opportunity to join Dr. Taixing Cui's laboratory which focuses on elucidating cellular and molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases using genetically manipulated animals and primary culture of cardiovascular cells. We are looking for candidates with experiences or interests in the following areas: vascular disease (e.g., vascular pathological remodeling and dysfunction), vascular biology, gene regulation in vascular system and bioinformatics on high-throughput next generation sequencing. Candidates should have a PhD, MD or MD/PhD granted within the past 5 years, with advanced training in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, animal genetics or computational biology. He/She will work on newly NIH funded research projects which elucidate the molecular mechanisms of vascular regeneration, repair and lesion formation. The successful candidate is expected to be highly motivated, have scientific independence, excellent English speaking and writing skills and international peer-reviewed publications.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degree granted within the past 5 years, with advanced training in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, animal genetics, or computational biology.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates should have extensive experience in mouse animal models of vascular remodeling and dysfunction including carotid ligation model and vessel transplantation models as well as breeding of genetically manipulated mice.


Candidates should have extensive experience in primary culture of vascular smooth muscle cells, endothelial cells and vascular stem cells; in harvesting tissues and preparing tissue sections; in virus infection, plasmid transfection, Western blot, qPCR analysis, immunochemical staining, confocal microscopic analysis. Candidates must have sufficient English speaking and writing skills and be willing to participate in collaborative projects.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies Desired Start Date 02/01/2018 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date 08/31/2018 Job Open Date 01/23/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD, MD or MD/PhD degree granted within the past 5 years, with advanced training in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, animal genetics, or computational biology?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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