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West Virginia University Research Corporation Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine in Morgantown, West Virginia

DescriptionThe West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow.This position is responsible for providingassistance to the Principal Investigator (PI) bycollecting scientific data and preparingmanuscripts and grants for research projects in the Department ofOphthalmology.In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:Prepare and execute biomedical research in the laboratory.Maintainand genotypeanimal colonies.Administer drugs in small animals.Culture mammalian cells.Process orders for laboratory supplies.Prepare solutions and materials for laboratory experiments.Assist PI and other investigators in the laboratory with their experiments, as needed.Keep detailed records of research data, written and computerized logs of mouse colony censuses, material safety data sheets, and chemical inventories.Document, analyze, and present experimental results and discuss findings.Set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory equipment.Prepare manuscripts or grant applications.Superviseundergraduate students.QualificationsPhD in biology, chemistry or related science field required.A minimum of 0-6 months of experience involvinganimal experiments/instrument analysis is preferred.First-author peer-review publications.Strong verbal and written communication, time management, organizational, and self-motivation skills.Skilled at using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.Knowledge of the use and preparation of cell culture media, aseptic technique, general microbiological procedures, and relevant molecular biology protocols.Knowledge of general laboratory terminology. Knowledge of medical terminology would be helpful.Ability to measure volumes and/or weights of chemicals, and apply mathematical concepts to calculate concentrations (in molar units) and prepare solutions according to precise specifications.Ability to operate general laboratory equipment (i.e. pH meter, scales, pipetmen, centrifuges, etc.) and the willingness and ability to learn new techniques, procedures, or protocols and apply them in an appropriate manner.Ability to gather, understand and implement technical protocols from current literature.Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.Ability to follow oral and written instructions, and apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.Ability to maintain records and inventories.Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.Ability to use tools including wrenches to perform assembly or standard mechanical repairs of laboratory equipment.Skilled at small animal handling.RequirementsCurriculum vitaeLetter of InterestAbout Research CorporationJob Posting:Feb 16, 2021Posting Classification:Research CorporationExemption Status:ExemptBenefits Eligible:YesSchedule:Full-timeWest Virginia University Research Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. West Virginia University Research Corporation values diversity among its employees and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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