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Postdoctoral Fellow, Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

University of Cincinnati
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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 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 340,000 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, worldwide 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. The University’s overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

Job OverviewAs 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.

The Madala Lab in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to study fibrotic lung diseases using advanced biochemical methods and pre-clinical animal models.

The research themes of the Madala lab are to understand novel mechanisms and druggable molecules involved in fibroblast activation, and fibrosis. The laboratory has identified several growth factors, cytokines, and transcription factors involved in fibrotic lung diseases.

Essential Functions
  • Use pre-clinical animal models and perform a variety of general techniques related to human sample preparation (fibroblasts and other lung cells), protein biochemistry, and molecular biology (plasmid and RNA isolation).
  • Participate actively in developing and maintaining the details of new experimental procedures and protocols.
  • Initiate and complete research studies.
  • Participate in laboratory and scientific meetings such as annual meetings of American Thoracic Society.
  • Write manuscripts and develop personal career development plans.
Minimum Requirements
  • PhD degree in biochemistry or related field.
  • Academic research background in animal breeding and a wide range of molecular and cellular biology techniques, including characterization of protein-protein interactions using tissue culture, IP western, and siRNA methods.
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).

    To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at

    For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

    The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REQ: 96101


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