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Post Doc Fellow, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease

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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 OverviewA full-time Post Doc Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Wei Huang, PhD in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Health & Disease at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. This individual will assist the Principal Investigator in conducting research and analyzing research data and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Huang's lab is committed to unraveling the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underline stress- or disease-induced cardiovascular diseases, and ultimately to identify novel therapeutic targets for the effective management of cardiac regeneration in adult humans.

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 EducationPh.D. and/or MD degree in biology, genomics, or a related field, or the recognized terminal degree, or the equivalent foreign equivalent.

Required Experience
  • In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
  • May require experience with specialized software programs.
Additional Qualifications Considered
    Background in cell biology, molecular biology, and mouse genetics with an interest in Cardiovascular Biology.Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team to make a positive contribution to a dynamic intellectual environment.Demonstrated ability to apply innovative experimental strategies to address important biological problems.Proficiency in data analysis.Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills. Experience with in vitro disease modeling, including cell lines, primary cells, and iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes.Experience with in vivo disease modeling, including proficiency in diverse techniques such as surgery, echocardiography, transgenic mice, viral vectors, gene editing, immunocytochemistry, high-throughput microscopy, protein biochemistry, and transcriptomics/proteomics.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
  • 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.

    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).

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    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.

    The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REQ: 94918


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