A Research Assistant Professor position is available in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Texas at Tyler-Health Science Center.
The individual will participate in NIH funded research projects which focus on the role of select protein(s) and signaling cascades on lung injury and subsequent scarring. Highly qualified applicant will have extensive experience with laboratory science techniques including Western blotting, RNA isolation, qPCR and imaging. This project involves cell culture, animal sample collection and analysis, tissue processing, slide preparations, histologic and immunohistochemical techniques. Experience with propagation and culture of cells collected from patients with diverse lung conditions, is preferred but not required. Essential duties also include performing independent research, designing and performing experiments, analyzing results and assimilation of these results for presentation (abstracts, posters, papers). The pre-clinical study may require extensive additional independent animal husbandry duty (that may include evening and weekend work). This position includes the opportunity for further career development.
Required Education / Experience:
Doctoral degree in one of the life sciences with 5+ years of postdoctoral experience (Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Assistant Professor) of relevant wet laboratory experience and working knowledge of relevant laboratory procedures.
We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in biochemistry, cell biology, and experience with animal models, the ability to think critically and independently, and a track record of productivity.
This position is initially a one-year appointment, with yearly extensions expected depending on progress and performance, up to 3 years. UT benefits include healthcare (including dental and vision), national holidays, paid vacation, and more. This is a full-time salary position that will require substantial commitment and flexibility. Applications will be reviewed immediately, with review continuing on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
How to Apply: submit a full CV that includes education or other academic appointments, complete publication record and research skills, contact information of three references, a statement of research interest to
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