Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Pharmacy
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


The Hampton University School of Pharmacy invites nominations and applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.  The incumbent will assist the Principal Investigator in an NIH-funded research project. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting and evaluating scientific research on cellular and molecular biology pertaining to lung cancer and pulomary fibrosis. The position duties may require independent oversight of research projects, including the coordination of the work of others.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibility is functional in nature and tasks will be performed under limited supervision. Specific tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Designing and executing cellular and molecular laboratory experiments.
  2. Collecting and analyzing test results.
  3. Preparing laboratory reports and manuscripts for publication.
  4. Ordering laboratory supplies and test agents, along with keeping accurate inventory.
  5. Aiding the supervisor in training new lab members and assisting them as needed.


A doctoral degree in basic Biomedical or Pharmaceutical Sciences is required.

  1. The applicant must have two years of biochemistry, bioengineering, cell biology, molecular biology or related experience and/or training including academic experience


       2. An equivalent combination of education and experience.



Knowledge Abilities:

  1. Advanced knowledge of processes and procedures of cell and molecular biology techniques.
  2. Experience with animal work involving rodents.
  3. Ability to read, analyze and interpret scientific and technical procedures and journals.
  4. Ability to write reports, manuscripts, correspondence and proposals.
  5. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of scientists, faculty, students, administrators, and the general public.

 Preferred Skill Set:

  1. Isolation/culture of primary cells, and maintenance of cell lines.
  2. Real-time RT-PCR.
  3. Western, Southern, and Northern Blot analysis.
  4. ELISA and CHIP analysis.
  5. Basic molecular and cell biology techniques.
  6. Transfection and gene expression in mammalian cell systems.
  7. In vivo work involving immunohistochemical analysis of tissue samples.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests/objectives, and three (3) letters of recommendation to:

Email: anand.iyer@hamptonu.edu OR

Dr. Anand Iyer (PI--NIH grant)
Hampton University School of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Kittrell Hall
Hampton, VA 23668
*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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