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Post Doc Fellow, Department of Pathology

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Closing date
Jul 23, 2021

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Life Sciences, Cell Biology, Immunology
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Post Doc Fellow, Department of Pathology

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

Job Overview
A full time Post Doc Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Nives Zimmermann in the Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The research in the Zimmermann lab concentrates on eosinophilic diseases, which include allergic diseases such as asthma, as well as parasitic infestation, eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases and rare eosinophilic leukemias. Eosinophils can be present in some tissues with no ill effects, while at other times or in other tissues they cause serious damage. The lab's goal is to learn the mechanisms that cause this damage. We use a spectrum of approaches, from in vitro cell biology and immunology, mouse modeling to patient-centered studies. The candidate will be provided with mentoring to support development as an independent investigator if desired.

Essential Functions

  • Conceives, organizes, executes, and controls laboratory projects and research studies.
  • Serves as mentor and role model to junior staff.
  • May coordinate work of technicians and other support staff.
  • Organizes and executes complex and varied experimental activities.
  • Develops set-up, verifies new procedures, and modified current experiments in the laboratory.
  • Evaluates innovative techniques.
  • Designs complex data processing systems to analyze research data.
  • Researches project/study approach options and plans best course of action
  • Ensures timeliness and integrity of research.
  • Prepare data summaries, reports, manuscripts and presentations of research results.
  • Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentation; may assist in grant writing.
  • Keep informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance professional expertise.
  • Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies, as needed.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education: Doctoral Degree, or the foreign equivalent, in pathobiology, immunology or a related field.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Sitting – Continuously

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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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