Dr. Theresa Alenghat's Laboratory has an opening for a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow interested in epigenetics, intestinal epithelial biology, and host-microbe interactions (http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/research/divisions/i/immunobiology/labs/alenghat/default/). We explore pathways that regulate how intestinal microbiota impact immune and metabolic homeostasis, infection, and inflammatory bowel disease. Candidates with publications reflecting expertise in epigenetics, immunology, and/or bioinformatics analyses are encouraged to apply.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members. Here, researchers work collaboratively across specialties and divisions to address some of the biggest challenges we face today in improving child health. A strong network of research support services and facilities, along with institutional commitment to research, push our team of faculty, postdocs and support staff to explore the boundaries of what is possible, leading to significant breakthroughs. We are driven by our mission to improve child health and transform the delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation.
Design, execute, and record analysis and experiments
Apply standard scientific protocols to research, and improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques.
Prepare, clean and analyze data.
Draft, write, and edit scientific journal articles, protocols, grants, and abstracts.
Maintain accurate and detailed records of all analysis and experiments. Develop, set-up, and verify new procedures in the department.
Standardize and establish new published procedures; evaluate innovative techniques.
Maintain an integral role in the department's meetings, presentations, and publications.
Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with department software/equipment.
Assist in preparing grant applications. Assist business office in preparing grant budget. Work with business office to track funding, maintain accurate balance, and resolve any discrepancies.
May provide day-to-day functional leadership for a team or directly manage a minimal number of support staff. Establishes team goals. Gives input into, and performs employee performance reviews. Oversees and guides work assignments. Serves as the functional expert and provides guidance to the team.
EDUCATION/ WORK EXPERIENCE: Ph.D. in related discipline, MD, or equivalent required. Candidates with publications reflecting expertise in epigenetics and bioinformatics analyses are encouraged to apply.
REQUIRED SKILLS: Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrate attention to detail, strong organizational skills, supervisory ability, and an innovative approach to experimental design. Computer literate and working knowledge of software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, and database). Analytical ability sufficient to compare data; mathematical ability sufficient to perform algebraic calculations and statistical analysis. Ability to synthesize information and to create and deal with new situations by applying past experiences. Expressed willingness to teach others and share results. Capable of meeting time demands necessary to execute experiments.
At Cincinnati Children’s, we come to work with one goal: to make children’s health better. We believe in a team approach, both in caring for patients and their families, and in advancing science and discovery. We strive to do better, and find energy and inspiration in our shared purpose. If you want to be the best you can be, you can do it at Cincinnati Children’s.