Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
May 14, 2021

Postdoctoral position in the Department of Medicine, Tulane University, School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA. Participation in laboratory research activities within the lab of Dr. Thannickal studying the biology of aging in lung diseases.


Required Education and Experience:

  1. PhD in Molecular Biology or relevant biological sciences
  2. At least one year of experience performing research experiments and proficiency in basic laboratory techniques.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Proficiency in computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop and statistical software.
  2. Designing, coordinating and management of research experiments for human and/or animal studies.
  3. Writing protocols for animal (IACUC) and human (IRB) studies.
  4. Analyzing data and preparing publishable reports and writing grants.
  5. Animal (mouse or rats) handling, drug administration and sample collection including intestinal tissues.
  6. Maintenance and handling of tissues/cells in cell culture for in vitro studies.
  7. Protein, DNA and RNA isolation from human and animal samples.
  8. Real-time RT-PCR, miRNAs, siRNAs, PCR and protein arrays, ELISA, Western blots, cloning and sequencing.
  9. Flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, cell/tissue staining and other histology techniques.
  10. Image and statistical analyses, and other relevant software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Laboratory management and staff training
  2. Collaborator, can work independently and as a team player

Application Instructions:

Please apply via Interfolio link.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans. 

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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