HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow II to support the Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics Department (APG) located at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USU.
The traumatic and hypoxic brain injury research group within APG invites applications for the DoD funded post-doctoral research position. This group investigates how diverse mouse models respond to traumatic and hypoxic injury with a particular focus on CNS and hemopoietic system using state of the art transcriptomic, epigenetic methodologies (high performance sequencing facility at USU), imaging modalities (two-photon, light-sheet, confocal microscopies, MRI and PET), physiological in vivo monitoring and behavioral measures. We investigate the short- and long-lasting mechanisms that lead to neurocognitive and hemopoietic deficits as the results of injury.
Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research and/or development and providing collaborative support to the lab staff.
Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products.
Performs a wide spectrum of laboratory research utilizing experimental protocols, which will involve procedures such as specialized surgeries to monitor physiological parameters, genotyping of transgenic models, sequencing for epigenetic analysis, molecular analysis of RNA transcripts by quantitative RT-PCR and whole-genome sequencing, animal injections/gavaging and pharmacological treatments, bleedings and immunizations.
Collects and handles samples and keeps detailed records of experiments, perform analysis of obtained results and their statistical significance.
Assists with the preparation of data for presentations at scientific meetings and for publication in journals.
Assists with training laboratory staff as needed.
Maintains cleanliness of laboratory areas.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of appropriate scientific area; ability to analyze and interpret data
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD/MD in a related scientific discipline
Minimum Experience: 2-4 years
Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting; intricate work with hands; carrying of light and moderately heavy laboratory equipment
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: May provide guidance to laboratory staff and graduate or visiting students.
Work Environment: Laboratory environment; may involve working with bio hazardous materials; may require working evenings and weekends
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.
To apply click on the following link: https://careers.hjf.org/jobs/3047700-postdoctoral-fellow-ii
Internal Number: 214204
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