Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Respiratory Research at HMR building
A newly established laboratory of Dr. Dongshi Chen is recruiting a Postdoc. Dr. Chenâs lab is interesting in studying the signal pathway of cell death and its role and functional mechanism in cigarette smoking induced lung inflammation, progression of COPD, as well as lung tumorigenesis. The position is for qualified candidates who wish to pursue a career in the basic and translational research of COPD, lung cancer, lung infection, and diseases.Â
Responsibilities and Duties
Plans, designs, and conducts highly technical and complex research projects independently.
Conducting cellular and molecular experiments for hypothesis-driven research
Preparing presentations and publishing scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator
Responsible for teaching techniques to other lab members
Serves as a project liaison between the lab and their collaborators.Â
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
The annual range for this position is $64,480 -Â $70,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
A Ph.D. in biomedical sciences or related disciplines is required. Previous training and experiences in the following research areas are preferred: 1) experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, pathology, cancer biology; 2) mechanistic studies of metabolic pathways regulating mitochondrial function; 3) mechanistic studies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); 4) experience in working with animal models (mouse and/or rat) is desirable but not necessary; 5) experience in bioinformatics will be an add-on but not necessary. Â Â
Interested applicants could send a singleÂ PDFÂ file that includes a cover letter summarizing their research training and accomplishments, a personal statement of scientific interests and goals, a current CV with recent publications, and contact information for three references to Dr. Dongshi Chen atÂ email@example.com.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.Â Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Minimum education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous three years Minimum experience: 0-1 year Minimum field of expertise: Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.
Minimum Education:Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous five yearsMinimum Experience:0-1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise:Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods. Strong background in computer programming, mathematical modeling is required.
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