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Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Associate - Sperm Development

Company: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Expected Starting Salary Range\: - Salaries align with NIH extramural postdoc pay scales.Dr. Maria Mikedis' laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow (recent PhD) or research associate (PhD with 3+ years of postdoc experience) who will investigate how spermatogonial stem cells/progenitors differentiate to form sperm. Specific topics include how translational control regulates spermatogonial stem cells' differentiation into mitotically dividing progenitors (Mikedis, et al.,2020 eLife), and how post-transcriptional regulation of mRNA induces progenitors to transition from mitosis to meiosis (Soh, Mikedis, et al., 2017 PLoS Genetics). The Mikedis laboratory uses a multidisciplinary approach, including cutting edge tools in scRNA-seq, molecular biology, functional genomics, biochemistry, and mouse genetics.

  • Design, execute, and record laboratory experiments, and analyze the data.
  • Research and improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques. Implement this knowledge in the Division/Department.
  • Present research at laboratory meetings, journal clubs, seminars, and meetings.
  • Draft, write, and edit scientific reports, papers, journal articles, abstracts, and grants.
  • Maintain currency in field through continuing education, literature, and seminars.
  • Attend required Cincinnati Children's training sessions and ensure regulatory compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.Cincinnati Children's Research and Training at a Glance
    • Among the top in NIH funding for pediatric research institutions
    • Over 1.4 million square feet of research laboratory space
    • 900+ scientists conducting basic, translational, and clinical research
    • Over 2000 publications annually in top-tier journals
    • Access to Employee Resource Groups and Mentorship programs
    • Postdocs have gone on to careers in academia, biotech, pharma, teaching etc.Learn more about the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.Compensation and Benefits
      • Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Associates are eligible for\:
        • Group Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
        • Paid Time Off
        • Retirement Plan
        • Tuition Reimbursement
        • Relocation Benefits for Eligible HiresLearn how Cincinnati Children's is building a diverse workforce!Living in Cincinnati
          • About Cincinnati
          • Living in Cincinnati
          • NeighborhoodsQualification:EDUCATION/EXPERIENCEREQUIREDFor Research Fellow\:
            • Ph.D. in related discipline, MD, or equivalent required.For Research Associate\:
              • PhD
              • 3 - 5 years of work experience in a related job discipline
                Preferred\:Candidates must hold a PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, or a related field. Expertise in at least two of the following six areas is required\: reproductive biology, biochemistry, functional genomics, bioinformatics, mouse models, and cell culture techniques. A demonstrated track record of productivity via publications in peer-reviewed journals is a strong plus.Unique Skills\:Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrate attention to detail, strong organizational skills, supervisory ability, and an innovative approach to experimental design. Computer literate and working knowledge of software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, and database). Analytical ability sufficient to compare data; mathematical ability sufficient to perform algebraic calculations and statistical analysis. Ability to synthesize information and to create and deal with new situations by applying past experiences. Expressed willingness to teach others and share results. Capable of meeting time demands necessary to execute experiments.
                Cincinnati Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and treasures Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We are committed to creating an environment of dignity and respect for all our employees, patients, and families (EEO/AA).

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