Postdoctoral Research Associate Senior

University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
Tyler, Texas; close to Dallas, TX
Negotiable, depending on experience
December 03 2020
Science Ad for Dr. Tucker - Dec. 2020
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Full Time
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Postdoctoral Research Associate Sr.

This position will join the PI’s efforts in understanding the role select mediators in the progression of lung fibrosis with a focus on the visceral pleura. Candidate will perform in vitro and in vivo experiments and contribute to the laboratory research program. He/She will organize, design, and perform experiments utilizing molecular biology, and /or biochemical techniques and assays, including performing animal experiments, maintaining mammalian cell cultures, transfections. They will also be responsible for independently performing basic laboratory assays such as RNA isolation, cDNA synthesis, qPCR, western blotting, ELISA and the requisite statistical analyses.

MAJOR DUTIES / CRITICAL TASKS: • Perform experiments in vitro and in vivo (75%) • Prepare written reports of ongoing research, abstracts for presentation at international society meetings, manuscripts for publication and grant proposals (20%) • Make scientific presentations and performs other work-related duties as assigned (5%).

REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: • Ph.D., MD or equivalent degree • Strong background in cellular molecular biology with a focus in cell signaling with related protein and RNA analyses. • Prior experience in animal experimentation, specifically lung fibrosis modeling, is preferred.

Applicants should submit their CV to Dr. Torry Tucker, BMR Section 18, The University of Texas Health Northeast, 11937 US Highway 271, Tyler, TX 75708-3154.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the University will, in accordance with State and Federal law and regulations, provide equal opportunity in all employment related activities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual preference, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam Era.  The University requires pre-employment drug and tobacco screening and criminal background check on all hires.  Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification, may render this position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215, Texas Education Code.