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Post Doctoral Fellow - Biological Sciences

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Clemson University
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Clemson, SC

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Post Doctoral Fellow - Biological Sciences

Location:
Clemson, SC
Open Date:
Nov 30, 2022
Description:

A full-time postdoctoral associate position is available in Dr. Subham Dasgupta’s laboratory (https://subhamdasgupta.weebly.com/) in the Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University. Research in the Dasgupta lab uses zebrafish as a model to investigate how developmental exposures to environmental stressors (chemicals, physical stressors, radiation) interfere with embryogenesis and cause to short- and long-term health effects. Leveraging diverse strategies that includes high-content screening, multi-omics approaches, gene editing, functional imaging among others, we aim to characterize functions of gene products, metabolites, methylomic changes and their combinatory interactions that underlie toxic outcomes and disease mechanisms. The successful candidate will be involved in ongoing and future projects in the lab that include: 1) investigating role of DNA methyltransferases in neurotoxicity of flame retardants; 2) studying how dietary history alters toxicant susceptibility; 3) profiling biological effects of cell phone radiations.

We are looking for candidates with research experience in experimental toxicology using in vivo or in vitro models. A PhD in toxicology or a related field is required. Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred, but not required: 1) zebrafish or other fish models; 2) developmental biology; 3) molecular biology; 4) bioinformatic analyses. Importantly, the individual should have excellent interpersonal skills, solid organizational / management abilities, and the ability to conduct research projects independently. The successful candidate will participate in and advance research portfolio of the Dasgupta lab, acquire training in various areas of molecular toxicology, publish high quality manuscripts and further their professional development by presenting and networking in Clemson symposiums as well as regional, national and international conferences.

 

This is a 2-year position: an initial 1-year appointment, renewable for a 2nd year upon sufficient progress as evaluated by the PI. Starting salary is $54,000. Health and benefits are included. There are no citizenship restrictions.

 

Clemson University is in the beautiful upstate area of South Carolina, close to mountains, lakes, and larger urban areas. The university has excellent facilities to conduct the advertised research. We have access to the Clemson University Genomics and Bioinformatics Facility (CUGBF), the Greenwood Genetics Center and the Multi-user Analytical Lab (MUAL) & Metabolomic Core, all of which offer excellent training platforms for genetic and metabolomic research. In addition, Clemson has a large high-performance computing cluster. Clemson also has an Aquatic Animals Research Lab (AARL)- a core facility that houses zebrafish for our work. The PI and the university are committed to providing mentorship that facilitates diverse career options going forward. Professional development opportunities, including undergraduate and graduate mentoring, attendance and networking in conferences, participation in committees will be provided as needed. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • conduct research relevant to the project and lab’s mission,
  • communicate and interact within and outside the lab, department and AARL in a respectful manner,
  • collaborate with team members,
  • provide mentorship, oversight, and instruction to the project and related staff (undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, faculty),
  • effectively communicate research results to the lab, university, and scientific field, including authoring and co-authoring papers and participation in regional and national/international level conferences such as Society of Toxicology (SOT) and Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).

 

Expectations:

  • Ability to multitask and shift project priorities as necessary,
  • Ability to work within a team or independently,
  • Ability to learn new methods related to the research project,
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively meet project commitments and deliverables,
  • Strong project management skills.

Qualifications:

Qualifications: Required:

- PhD in toxicology or related field

- experience in experimental toxicology, using in vivo and/or in vitro models

- peer-reviewed publication(s)

- enthusiasm and drive to advance specified research areas

- good written and oral communication skills to effectively meet project commitments and deliverables

Preferred but not required:

- experience with zebrafish or other fish models

- experience in developmental and molecular biology techniques (eg: PCR)

- experience in bioinformatic analyses


Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit: 

1) a cover letter expressing interest in the position and past experiences/skillsets

2) a CV

3) names of 2-3 references who can be contacted - all as a single PDF file to the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/118281

Applications received by December 15, 2022 will receive full consideration but this position will remain open until filled.

Please contact Dr. Subham Dasgupta ([email protected]) for any questions


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

Organization

Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.

 

Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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