Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Central Michigan University

United States

May 31, 2022


Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow

College/Unit College of Medicine Home Department College of Medicine Employee Group Postdoctoral Research Fellow Employment Status Full-Time Position Type 12 month Position Classification Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position Begin Date 06/01/2022 Position End Date Position Summary

Performs research, provides general laboratory assistance to the Principle Investigator, Dr. M. Rosca, in conducting research on mitochondrial pathogenic mechanisms in chronic diseases and therapeutic approaches targeted to mitochondria to correct organ (heart, brain, retina) damage induced by mitochondrial defects. The employee is expected to function semi-independently and will be mentored with the long-term scope of becoming fully independent. The research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and CMU College of Medicine.

The position is awarded for a minimum of one year period and may be renewed according to available funding.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in a life science related field. The candidate must possess basic laboratory skills, experience with general laboratory equipment, including biohazard hoods, centrifuges, balances, autoclaves, etc. Experience with mammalian cell culture: general principles of isolation of cells from animals, culture conditions, genetic manipulation (up or downregulate gene transcription)

Experience with ELISA, Western Blot, RNA extraction, protein extraction, real- time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, chromatin immunoprecipitation, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, molecular and cell biology techniques

Animal handling skills and genotyping. Experience with assessing insulin sensitivity, dissecting and harvesting rodent organs.

Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications Message to Applicants

https: // www. Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

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Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

About the Department

The CMU College of Medicine welcomed its inaugural class in the summer of 2013. The innovative medical school curriculum is designed to prepare students for practice in mid- to northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, with particular attention to primary care needs in the region. The program is housed in a new facility with advanced technology for teaching. For more information, visit College's website.

Posting Begins 04/25/2022 Posting Ends Open Until Filled No Type of Recruitment External About CMU

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

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CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

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