Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Pathology

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Department of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine seeks one motivated postdoctoral scholar to conduct research in the laboratory of Dr. Stanley Huang. The lab focuses on innate immunity and immunometabolism in inflammatory diseases. We are aiming to understand the molecular mechanisms of innate immunity that control inflammatory states, with a particular focus on elucidating how different cellular signaling and metabolic pathways are rewired to fine-tune macrophage activation and function in response to cancers (https://www.stanhuang-lab.com/). We are using cutting-edge technologies, such as genetic knockout mouse models, preclinical tumor models, infection models, lenti-viral shRNA, multicolor flow cytometry analysis, and metabolic analysis (Seahorse XF96 real-time metabolic analyzer) to tackle scientific questions. This is a key position within the lab and will be responsible for planning and execution of experiments in close collaboration with the Principal Investigator.

The applicant must have a Ph.D. degree in Immunology and/or Molecular/Cell Biology. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, and contact information of three people who could provide recommendation letters of reference by email to stan.huang@case.edu.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1.   Design, plan, and carry out experiments in collaboration with PI. To work closely with other lab members ensuring projects are being completed according to the research plan. To assist in developing improved techniques, project methods, or procedures. 50%

2.   Analyze and record experimental results. Assist in manuscript preparation. 20%

3.   Perform/supervise rodent husbandry including breeding, genotyping and maintain an accurate animal database. 10-15%

4.   Work with PI to submit and manage compliance with policies, procedures and regulations of the Animal Resource Center, IACUC, lab safety policy, and other applicable regulatory guidelines for which essential training will be provided. 5-10%

5.   Present results in laboratory meetings and scientific conferences. 5%

6.   Perform other duties as assigned. 5%

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILIES

Train and oversee rotation students and other research staff in the lab.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Ph.D. in biomedical sciences with hands-on experiences in Immunology, Molecular/Cell Biology, and animal work.

YEARS OF RELEVANT EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Ph.D. with 0-2 years of postdoctoral experience.

PROPOSED SALARY RANGE

NIH salary scale

DESIRABLE SKILLS:

  1.     Experience in cell culture of established and primary cell lines.
  2.     Experience in molecular cloning and molecular & cell biology.
  3.     Experience in immunology and animal model related work.
  4.     Ability to work independently.
  5.     Effective oral and written communication skills.
  6.     Flexibility in work schedule to complete necessary study.
  7.     To commitment on certain deadline requirement.

 

Qualified candidates should send their CV, cover letter, and three professional references to: stan.huang@case.edu

 

 

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