Research Scientist

Athens, Ohio
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September 03 2020
Research Scientist
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Please complete the online application and attach required documents. Required documents include a detailed cover letter, current resume, and a list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact details, including email addresses.
The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by September 16, 2020.
Review of applications will begin immediately.

Position Summary:

The primary job duty of this position is to serve in a lead scientist supervising a research program studying how connective tissue (e.g, cartilage and tendon) undergo pathological changes at molecular level during aging and obesity, and how to regenerate cartilage and tendon using tissue engineering. Managing a laboratory, maintenance of equipment, manuscript preparation, and assistance in grant development are all expected job duties. The qualified candidate is expected to independently set up and perform experiments, collect and analyze data for both in vitro cell culture and in vivo animal experiments. Successful candidate is also expected to apply for research funding, such as fellowship or research grants.

Primary Responsibilities:

-Plans and conducts assigned research projects within the laboratory while working with other Ohio University investigators, staff and students. Research will focus on the effect of aging and obesity on cartilage (chondrocytes) and tendon (tenocytes), and developing tissue engineering strategies to regenerate cartilage and tendon tissues. Main techniques involved in the programs projects include cell culture (mesenchymal stem cells, tenocytes, chondrocytes), Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) staining, Oil Red staining, Safranin O staining, Gene cloning, Lentiviral packaging and infection, RNA isolation, Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR), Western blotting, Co-immunoprecipitation, Transmission electron microscopy, Scanning electron microscopy, Histological sections preparation, Frozen sections preparation, Hematoxylin and eosin staining, Masson trichrome staining, Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry, and confocal microscopy. Successful candidate is also expected to apply for research funding, such as fellowship or research grants.

-Manage the day-to-day aspects of a laboratory, which includes keeping outstanding laboratory experiment records, and tracking, ordering, and purchasing basic lab supplies and reagents.

-Preparing manuscripts for publication, and assisting with the development of grant applications.

-Mentoring medical, graduate and undergraduate students as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Doctoral degree in stem cell & regenerative medicine or related field
-3 years of work related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

-5 years of work related experience

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