A post-doctoral research associate position is available, starting May 1st , in the laboratory of Dr. Erin Strome in the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Kentucky University.
Primary Responsibilities :
Our laboratory focuses on identification of candidate cancer susceptibility genes that impact genome stability and the mechanisms by which they work. Projects will continue work on recently published projects: doi: 10.1534/genetics.119.302435 and doi: 10.1534/g3.119.400429. Research involves work in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae model and bioinformatics analysis; experience in one or both is preferable. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (ABD candidates will be considered) with a strong background in molecular biology/biochemistry/genetics and should be capable of conducting standard molecular biology tests including PCR and qRT-PCR, Southerns, and luminescence/absorbance/fluorescence based measurement experiments, experience with analytical chemistry techniques is highly desired. Candidates with RNA-sequencing experience and subsequent bioinformatics analysis are encouraged to apply. The post-doctoral research associate / lab manager will oversee the day-to-day execution of experiments proposed for the funded NIH project and will supervise undergraduate student researchers.
The ideal candidate will have experience supervising undergraduate students and a strong interest in teaching. This position will include opportunities to be mentored in the development of your teaching skills and philosophy, and to teach undergraduate lab or lecture courses. Salary is commensurate with experience but competitive.
Northern Kentucky University is a regional Kentucky public university with ~15,000 undergraduate students and a strong focus on undergraduate research. NKU is located 10 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, OH, and 15 minutes from the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Medical Center. NKU belongs to the Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network which includes ongoing collaborations with the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville.
The Department of Biological Sciences has 24 full-time faculty members and approximately 500 undergraduate students. NKU recently dedicated a $97 million Health Innovation Center (HIC), which includes the new Institute for Health Innovation (IHI) dedicated to drive change that directly addresses urgent unmet health needs. The HIC includes major new laboratory space for molecular genetics, tissue culture, analytical chemistry and advanced microscopy along with a state-of-the-art vivarium. For additional information on NKU, the Department of Biological Sciences, and the IHI, please visit: https://www.nku.edu/, https://inside.nku.edu/artsci/departments/biology.html, https://www.nku.edu/ihi.html.
To Apply: Submit 1) a cover letter specifically addressing experience and qualifications, 2) a description of current research and goals for future research/career, 3) a diversity and inclusion statement, including a description of commitment and/or experience working effectively with diverse populations, 4) a current curriculum vitae, 5) transcripts, and 6) contact information for three references.
Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Erin Strome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin immediately, for best consideration, please submit materials by April 1, 2020.
Any candidate offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education: Ph.D.,M.D. or equivalent
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About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.