Employment Opportunities

Position:
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department:
School of Pharmacy
Date Posted:
11/05/2013
Closing Date:
Open Until filled

Description

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 fibrosis and carcinogenesis. The position duties may require independent oversight of research projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will assist the Principal Investigator in an NIH-funded research project. The successful candidate will also be responsible for conducting and evaluating research in the field of cancer biology that is related to the testing and development of drugs for the treatment of lung cancer. The position duties may require independent oversight of research projects.

 Responsibility is functional in nature, and needs to 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. Aiding the supervisor in training new lab members and assisting them as needed.

Requirements

The successful candidate must possess the following knowledge, skills, and 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/technical procedures.
  4. Ability to write reports, manuscripts and proposals.
  5. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of scientists, faculty and students, administration and the general public.

Preferred Skills of the Successful Candidate are:

  1. Isolation and culture of primary cells, and maintenance of cell lines.
  2. Western, Southern and Northern Blot analysis.
  3. RT-PCR, ELISA and CHIP analysis.
  4. Basic molecular and cell biology techniques.
  5. Transfection and gene expression in mammalian cell systems.
  6. 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 and objectives, and three (3) letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Neelam Azad (PI – NIH/NHLBI Grant – SC1HL112630-01 – Impact of Oxidative Stress-Regulated Angiogenesis in Pulmonary Fibrosis)
Queen and Tyler Streets
Rm 214, Kittrell Hall
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
Hampton University
Hampton, VA 23668 OR Email: neelam.azad@hamptonu.edu
**Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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