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Post Doctoral Fellow (Trainee)
Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois
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Date Posted October 21, 2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Auditory Regeneration Lab of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a motivated postdoctoral fellow to work on regeneration of the auditory nerve. Our group is interested both in vitro and in vivo aspect of the regeneration. In order to achieve this goal, we are currently using multidisciplinary approaches including genomics, bioinformatics, cellular biology, and molecular biology. The ideal candidate would have substantial experience in immunohistochemistry and human stem cell transfection or culture. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in neurosciences, molecular biology or a related discipline. Preference will be given to applicants with excellent techniques in molecular biology and in-depth experience in animal surgery.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • To oversee the auditory regeneration lab including the maintaining of supplies, equipment and ordering of necessary materials.

  • To conduct laboratory experiments including Immunohistochemistry, human embryonic stem cell culture and transfection, stem-cell transplantation surgery, and colony management of transgenic mice.

  • To help write grants and compete for funding.

  • To supervise students and other techs working in the auditory regeneration lab.

  • To help a PI write and contribute to publications/presentations resulting from research done in the lab.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in neurosciences, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related discipline.

Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

  • The candidate must have acquired a solid publication record and mastered skills in immunohistochemistry and human stem cell culture/transfection. We are expecting high motivation and ability to work independently as well as part of the team.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are required.

Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)

  • Preference will be given to applicants with excellent techniques in immunohistochemistry and in-depth knowledge of stem cell transfection.

  • Experience in animal surgery (mice) would be preferred.

Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

  • Immunohistochemistry, the use of confocal microscope, and human stem cell transfection.

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