Employment Opportunities

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


The Hampton University School of Pharmacy invites nominations and applications for a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow position in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Purpose: The incumbent will assist the Principal Investigator in an NIH-funded research project. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting and evaluating research in the field of cellular and molecular biology pertaining to lung fibrosis and carcinogenesis. The position duties may require independent oversight of research projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

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.


Education and Experience

  1. A doctoral degree in basic Biomedical or Pharmaceutical Sciences,

    1. 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 will be considered.

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 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 Skill Set:

  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, vita, a research statement, Hampton University Application for Employment for Faculty and three (3) letters of recommendation. Applications may be submitted electronically to Dr. Neelam Azad (neelam.azad@hamptonu.edu) or mailed to:

Dr. Neelam Azad

Associate Professor and Chairperson

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

121 William R. Harvey Way,

Kittrell Hall

Main Office, 1st floor

School of Pharmacy

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668.

*No phone calls

**Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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