UNIV - Postdoctoral Scholar - Regenerative Medicine

Charleston, SC
Jan 07, 2019
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UNIV - Postdoctoral Scholar - Regenerative Medicine Job no: 504833
Entity: MUSC University
Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - COM-Cell Biology & Anatomy
Sub Department: UNIV-2204000-Reg Med & Cell Bio Research And PI
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Post Doc
Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: Post Doctoral Scholar
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 0: Commensurate with experience.

Job Duties:10Present work at local, national and/or international conferences. Will be responsible for drafting manuscripts for publication in decent scientific journals. Will work closely with PI to develop research grant proposals for the laboratory.Essential15Will assist with daily maintenance of laboratory, training of graduate students, and other laboratory personnel.Essential35Develop independent research projects in consultation with the PI. Individual will be responsible for the design and implementation of experiments relevant to the project.Essential35Maintain accurate and up-to-date laboratory records. Will be responsible for presenting results to PI in individual and group meetings. Individual will be trained directly by the PI at the beginning of the training period.Essential5Individual will be sponsored by the PI to apply for postdoctoral fellowship awards funded by NIH, American Heart Association (AHA), and/or other funding agencies.Essential

Job summary: The Tao lab in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral associate to work in the areas of cardiovascular development, disease, and regeneration. Our lab is dedicated to unveiling the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying myocardial homeostasis, injury and repair. We are interested in understanding how developmental pathways are connected to adult heart regeneration, and providing novel strategies for treating heart failure caused by numerous heart diseases. We previously identified new roles of the transcription factor Pitx2 during heart injury response and regeneration (Tao et. al. Nature, 2016; 534(7605):119-23. PMID:27251288; PMCID: PMC4999251). The proposed project for the current position is an expansion of our previous findings. The individual will be trained directly by the PI, and will lead the project designed based on a Crispr whole genome screening we performed recently to identify novel healing factors during myocardial repair. The individual will work closely with PI to further develop and expand the proposed studies which focuses on the top candidate pathways of our screening experiments. It is also expected that the individual will work collaboratively with other members of the laboratory to broaden his/her specialties, and gain collaborative experiences.

Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 0: Commensurate with experience.

FLSA: Salaried

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: Candidates must have a PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree. Candidates must have experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology. Experience with mouse models, Crispr, and/or bioinformatics is preferred. Proper communication skills (oral, writing) are required.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb, using step stool. (Infrequent) Ability to work in temperature extremes (32? F to 100? F) when required due to assignments in cold rooms and/or foreign countries. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Continuous) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both legs. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions, stretch, bend, while moving items/materials from both sitting and standing positions. (Frequent) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function/distinction. (Continuous) Ability to lift materials up to 20 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift and carry 4 liter waste material bottles a distance of 30 feet, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift and carry 25-30 lbs. jugs of liquid a distance of 100 feet, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift file boxes, from floor level to counter tops, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/ Ability to lift 40 lbs. centrifuge rotors from floor level to height of 40 inches, then down 20 inches into centrifuge drum, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift 25 lbs. boxes, from floor level to maximum height of 72 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull file boxes from one location to another at floor level. (Frequent) Ability to maneuver heavy equipment on bench tops, 50 lbs. or greater, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors, normally. (Continuous) Ability to hear and recognize various alarms emitting from work area systems. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand conversations. (Continuous) Ability to work in a darkroom for processing film, etc. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and annually. (Continuous)

Opening date: 16 Feb 2018 Eastern Standard Time
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