New Orleans, LA
Aug 21, 2019
We are seeking a highly motivated recent or pending PhD and/or MD graduate to work in Cardiovascular research lab in the Tulane University Department of Medicine (New Orleans). The successful candidate will join recently awarded NIH-funded project (PI, Dr.Sergiy Sukhanov) to investigate role of DNA repair in atherosclerosis. The project involves, but is not limited to, studying the indices of genomic instability, quantification of cell apoptosis, activity of DNA repair enzymes, and assessment of changes in atherosclerosis progression. The project will use recombinant adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) for application in mice and having AAVs experience is a plus. The position involves both in vitro and in vivo studies, and experience in basic molecular biology and in handling rodents is highly desirable. Basic knowledge of vascular biology and recent lab experience are required. The job involves designing and conducting research projects, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, presenting at national/international conferences, and writing manucripts. The PI will closely work with the successful candidate for training in all of these aspects, and the candidate will be encouraged to apply for independent postdoctoral fellowship grants within 2 years.
- Recent (wthin 3-4 years) PhD, MD, or equivalent degree with a background in vascular biology.
- Strong basic research lab experience in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and animal physiology.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:
- Solid analytical skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Proficiency with common laboratory equipment and techniques required.
- Ability to multi-task, and prioritize work assignments.
- Motivation to develop an independent research project, in addition to the assigned projects.
SPECIAL REQUIRED ABILITY FOR INCUMBENTS WHO HAVE CONTACT OR EXPOSURE TO ANIMALS OR REQUIRED BACKGROUND CHECK, PHYSICAL, AND DRUG SCREENING FOR INCUMBENTS WHO HAVE CONTACT OR EXPOSURE TO ANIMALS OR ANIMAL TISSUES:
Selected candidates must complete and pass a background check and an occupational health screening as a condition of employment. For identified jobs, a drug screening will also be required. The background investigation, required occupational health screening, and any required drug screening will be conducted after a conditional employment offer has been extended.
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