Research Postdoctorl Scientist

General Summary:

The purpose of the Research Postdoctoral Scientist position is to enhance professional skills under the mentorship of a principal investigator/scientist/professor.  The incumbent plans and conducts assigned and/or original research projects autonomously while working collaboratively with faculty, staff, post docs, and students. The Research Postdoctoral Scientist will primarily work on project(s) designed to understand metabolic remodeling in brain tumors with an overarching goal of translating these findings into clinical application.  

Essential Duties: 

1.    The Research Postdoctoral Trainee will further research in basic and medical sciences, while completing postdoctoral training. 
2.    Coordinate and participate in research projects within the Research Department, assist in grant proposal preparation and publication of findings. 
3.    Conduct clinical and/or translational research projects under PI's supervision.  
4.    Participate in preparation of abstracts, manuscripts, presentations, and final reports for studies.  Analyze data. Document research results. 
5.    Write Research papers and present findings at departmental meetings and research conferences.  Participate in scientific discussions with research team. 
6.    Educate and train research personnel (research assistants, residents, fellows, students). Work in conjunction with the Metabolomics Core facility to perform LC/MS and GC/MS based investigations.  
7.    Carry out routine administrative tasks associated with the research project/s to ensure that project(s) are completed on time and within budget. 
8.    These might include organization of project meetings and documentation, financial control, risk assessment of research activities. 
9.    Plan own day-to day activity within framework of the agreed research program. Plan up to a year in advance to meet deadlines for journal publications and to prepare presentations and papers for conferences.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

A.    Education / Training: PhD, MD or DO and basic laboratory research experience required.

B.    Work Experience:   Ability to perform a variety of laboratory procedures.

C.    Certification, Licensure, Registration: N/A
D.    Other Qualifications: Scientific methodology, mathematical ability, technical writing skills, computer skills (word processing, presentation software, database management). Interpersonal skills. Excellent written and verbal communications. Strong organizational skills. Knowledge and application of experimental techniques related to department specific research.  

Preferred Qualifications:  Degree in a relevant Life Sciences subject (e.g. Cancer Biology, Biochemistry/Metabolism, or Biomedical Sciences).