UNIV - Postdoctoral Scholar - Regenerative Medicine

Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC, United States

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Posted Date 4/07/2022
Description Job no: 538657
Entity: MUSC University
Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - COM-Cell Biology & Anatomy
Sub Department: UNIV-2204030-Reg Med & Cell Bio - Administration
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Post Doc
Location: Charleston, SC-Downtown
Categories: Research
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 0: Commensurate with experience.

Job Duties:

15To assist in training of graduate students and other laboratory personnel. We anticipate that a successful candidate for this position will be able to mentor at least 2 graduate students who are currently on this project. This includes having one on one meetings with them to go over raw datasets, help with trouble shooting and experimental design and facilitate analyzing data.Essential

15To draft manuscripts for publication in reputable peer-reviewed scientific journals and to present work at local, national and/or international conferences.Essential

15To maintain accurate and up-to-date laboratory records. This includes inputing data into our laboratory google doc sheets for all Norris lab investigators to access within the confines of MUSC.Essential

20To work closely with PI on developing research grant proposals for the laboratory and to apply for postdoctoral fellowship awards from the NIH, American Heart Association (AHA), and/or from other internal or external sources of funding.Essential

35To develop and conduct, within the context of the funded projects, research in consultation with, and under the supervision of Dr. Norris. Individuals will be responsible for the design and implementation of experiments relevant to the project.Essential


FLSA: Salaried

Job Summary: The laboratory of Dr. Norris in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology is looking for a postdoctoral fellow for a new multi-year project funded by the NIH and philanthropic support with an anticipated start date of as soon as possible. The postdoc will be working on hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. We are looking for creative candidates with a strong background in molecular biology and genetics, a keen interest in developmental biology, have experience in working with animal models, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and experience with grant submissions. Experience with performing analyses related to various omics techniques such as RNAseq, scRNAseq, ATACSeq and downstream analyses is preferred. Additional experience with performing and analyzing Whole Exome Sequencing as well as dealing with large datasets related to genome wide association studies is a plus. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a significant level of independence and scientific initiative. The applicant should also be able to demonstrate ability to mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Job Duties:

  • 35% - To develop and conduct, within the context of the funded projects, research in consultation with, and under the supervision of Dr. Norris. Individuals will be responsible for the design and implementation of experiments relevant to the project. - (Essential)
  • 20% - To work closely with PI on developing research grant proposals for the laboratory and to apply for postdoctoral fellowship awards from the NIH, American Heart Association (AHA), and/or from other internal or external sources of funding. - (Essential)
  • 15% - To maintain accurate and up-to-date laboratory records. This includes inputing data into our laboratory google doc sheets for all Norris lab investigators to access within the confines of MUSC. - (Essential)
  • 15% - To assist in training of graduate students and other laboratory personnel. We anticipate that a successful candidate for this position will be able to mentor at least 2 graduate students who are currently on this project. This includes having one on one meetings with them to go over raw datasets, help with trouble shooting and experimental design and facilitate analyzing data. - (Essential)
  • 15% - To draft manuscripts for publication in reputable peer-reviewed scientific journals and to present work at local, national and/or international conferences. - (Essential)

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb, using step stool. (Infrequent) Ability to work in temperature extremes (32? F to 100? F) when required due to assignments in cold rooms and/or foreign countries. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Continuous) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both legs. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions, stretch, bend, while moving items/materials from both sitting and standing positions. (Frequent) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function/distinction. (Continuous) Ability to lift materials up to 20 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift and carry 4 liter waste material bottles a distance of 30 feet, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift and carry 25-30 lbs. jugs of liquid a distance of 100 feet, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift file boxes, from floor level to counter tops, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/ Ability to lift 40 lbs. centrifuge rotors from floor level to height of 40 inches, then down 20 inches into centrifuge drum, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift 25 lbs. boxes, from floor level to maximum height of 72 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull file boxes from one location to another at floor level. (Frequent) Ability to maneuver heavy equipment on bench tops, 50 lbs. or greater, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors, normally. (Continuous) Ability to hear and recognize various alarms emitting from work area systems. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand conversations. (Continuous) Ability to work in a darkroom for processing film, etc. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and annually. (Continuous)

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