The Engin Laboratory is focused on understanding how cellular stress response and organelle dysfunction plays a role in beta cell physiology and pathology. Current projects involve studying molecular mechanisms of cellular stress responses in pancreatic beta cells in autoimmune diabetes.
Specific duties include designing and utilizing research methodologies to achieve the goals of the project, assistance or lead in writing of grants and manuscripts, regular data report, presentation of data at national and international meetings, participation in meetings with collaborators, assist in the mentoring of undergraduate and/or graduate students, and additional duties as requested by the principal investigator.
The work involves working with the tissue specific mouse models of the ER stress and unfolded protein response pathway and mechanistic studies using cell culture (primary mouse and human islets), biochemical and immunological assays. More information about our research and publications can be found at http://enginlab.org/.
SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.
Identifies research problems, designs research methodologies, performs research, and helps to prepare the results for presentation to professional organizations or for scholarly publications to help advance research.
5% Assists with the identification of research problems and the development of research methodologies and procedures
70% Collects and analyzes research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures under general supervision and limited responsibility
10% Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials, and disseminates information to appropriate entities
5% Attends and assists with the facilitation of scholarly events and presentations in support of continued professional development and the dissemination of research information
5% Writes or assists in developing grant applications and proposals to secure research funding
5% Serves as a main point of contact and liaison with internal and external stakeholders providing information and representing the interests of a specialized research area
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Required Terminal Degree Ph.D. in the biochemical sciences with an emphasis on either biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, genetics, or closely related field required.
Requirements - 2 years minimum of postdoctoral training or laboratory research. - Research experience in at least of the following areas required in biological science.
Preferences - Experience working with transgenic mouse colonies is highly desired. - Training in the field of molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, cell biology, genetics or immunology.
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $54,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
The ideal candidate is expected to be a creative, productive and self-motivated individual with the ability to think critically, learn quickly and function both independently and within a team.
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.
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