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Post Doc Fellow, Cancer Biology

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class biomedical professionals and for producing cutting-edge research that generates new knowledge with the goal of improving the health and clinical care of patients.

A full time Post Doc Fellow position is available in the NIH-funded laboratory of Dr. Tom Cunningham in the Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Cincinnati College to investigate the role of deregulated cellular metabolism in disease. The successful candidate will be joining a highly collaborative multidisciplinary team of researchers comprised of computational biologists, molecular and cell biologists, biochemists, and cancer biologists. Our team employs in silico, in vitro, and in vivo models to study the metabolic underpinnings of disease with a current focus on disorders associated with deregulated nucleotide metabolism.

It is expected that the Post Doc Fellow will assist Dr. Cunningham with his research goals. However, wide latitude will be granted for the Post Doc Fellow to establish their own independent research directions within the scope of the lab’s interests. The Post Doc Fellow will conduct research and/or analyze research data and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of the University of Cincinnati. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee, so a strong emphasis will be placed on selecting and training a Post Doc Fellow that possesses the competence and capability to advance to the next stage of their career, whether it be in industry or academia.

Essential Functions
  • Conduct research experiments in a particular field within the pre-determined research scope and methodology.
  • Gather and analyze data and develop new ideas that promote current research.
  • Prepare data summaries, reports, manuscripts and presentations of research results.
  • Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentation; may assist in grant writing.
  • Keep informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance professional expertise.
  • Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies, as needed.
  • May teach techniques to others, train, and mentor junior research staff.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
  • Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members as well.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Required Education

Doctoral Degree in the appropriate field or discipline.

Required Experience

At least one first- or co-first author publication in reputable journal (Impact Factor >5) relevant to Cunningham lab research interests, examples of which fall within the broad categories. of cancer biology, enzymology, metabolomics, genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, animal models of disease, or molecular biology.

Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Attainment of extramural pre-doctoral funding or other award during graduate school considered a bonus.
  • Laboratory environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process

Applicants should submit their CV, a list of 3 professional references with contact information, and a cover letter describing their research interests, accomplishments, and anticipated fit for the position.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

REQ: 88626


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