Are you interested in an exciting opportunity to work in one of the most outstanding and dynamic places known nationally for excellence in IBD research, where the work you do has a crucial impact on the lives of others?
Dr. Rivkah Gonsky is searching for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to be a part of the Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute (IBIRI)! The institute is a multidisciplinary basic, translational and clinical research program devoted to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). The focus of the Gonsky Laboratory is to define mucosa-specific molecular pathways, which contribute to pro-inflammatory gene expression and development and pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease.
The Postdoctoral Scientist focuses on investigating immunology and molecular biology in IBD under the direction of Dr. Rivkah Gonsky. The lab has defined a novel CD patient subtype associated with clinical and serological parameters of complex disease, postoperative recurrence, and we are currently in the development of novel therapeutic targets for CD patient-specific therapeutics. The primary focus of this position will concentrate on further integrating these findings with clinical and genetic associated data to define the biologic consequences.
Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Independently works on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI)
Keeps accurate and detailed project records of experiments and results
Keeps up with the literature and may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols
Experience in handling human tissue, cell isolation and tissue culture
Assists in the preparation of figures and writing for manuscripts, grant proposals, and presentations
Assists in the training of new research assistants or students
Previous experience in RNAseq and 'big data' analytics is a plus
Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in the area directly related to field of research specialization.
Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis
Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Must have superior interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company disciplines and functional units, and computer application experience
Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Gonsky Lab - Inflammatory Bowel & Immunobiology Research Institute
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