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Post Doc Fellow, Hoxworth Blood Center, Division of Research

Job Details

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public 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, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job Overview

A full-time (100 % FTE) Post Doc Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Xuefeng Wang in the research division of Hoxworth Blood Center, at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. Within Wang's lab, there is a strong commitment to nurturing lab members' growth and development. Three out of five postdoctoral alumni from Wang's lab have successfully secured faculty positions, highlighting our dedication to cultivating academic careers.

The successful candidate will join a team to conduct research in the study of cell mechanobiology and enzymology, with an emphasis in the biomechanical behaviors of blood cells, immune cells, and cancer cells. Using cutting-edge biosensors and microfluidics, The researcher will delve into understanding cellular forces during critical processes such as cell adhesion, platelet aggregation, and macrophage-mediated phagocytosis. The appointed postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for either developing new methods or exploring biomedical applications within this captivating realm of mechanobiology.

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

PhD in biology, biomedicine, biochemistry, biophysics, bioengineering, or related field.

Required Experience
  • In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
  • May require experience with specialized software programs.
Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Experience in cell culture, common cell biology assays, fluorescence microscopy and image analysis.
  • Good communication and writing skills.
  • Prior experience in the studies of platelets, neutrophils or macrophages.
  • Prior experience in biosensor/microfluidics development
Application Process

Interested individuals should complete an online application and submit:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Contact information for 2-3 references.
  • Applications will be accepted until the appropriate candidates are identified and the position is filled.

For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Xuefeng Wang, Associate Professor, Research Division, Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, via email at xuefeng.wang@ucmail.uc.edu.

Please visit the Wang Lab’s website at: https://homepages.uc.edu/~xuefeng/

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Sitting - Continuously
  • 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.

    To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at https://www.uc.edu/careers.html.

    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.

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