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Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular Cell Biology and Drug Discovery for a Tropical Disease

Employer
Kennesaw State University/College of Science and Mathematics
Location
Kennesaw, Georgia
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Sep 19, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Postdoc
Organization Type
Academia
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Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular Cell Biology and Drug Discovery for a Tropical Disease

A position in molecular cell biology (protein kinases or endocytosis or kinetoplast biogenesis), molecular pharmacology, and drug discovery in Trypanosoma brucei is available in the laboratory of Kojo Mensa-Wilmot (https://facultyweb.kennesaw.edu/kmensawi/research.php ) at Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and research/career goals (less than 4 pages) by clicking on the apply on website button. Two confidential letters of recommendation are required, and applicants must request their referees to send them directly to csmreferences@kennesaw.edu.

This position is funded by National Institutes of Health.  Continued employment is contingent upon the availability of grant funding.

Responsibilities

  • Plans and performs experiments, analyses data, submits reports or manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals
  • Develops and contributes to new ideas for research proposals
  • Develops an Individual Development Plan (IDP) in collaboration with mentor
  • Maintains official records and documents, and ensures compliance with institutional policies, and federal, state, and local regulations

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements: Ph.D. in molecular biology or cell biology or biochemistry from an accredited institution of higher education

Preferred Qualifications: Performs research activities such as design studies, literature review, data analysis, manuscript and report preparation, and supervision of students

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Abilities: Able to handle multiple tasks or projects simultaneously to meet assigned deadlines

Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent and collaborative research on a team of faculty and students with the ability to meet deliverables and milestones
  • Demonstrated creative and proactive approach towards problem solving
  • Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field
  • Knowledge of and experience in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or related fields

Skills:

  • Experience in tissue culture, confocal microscopy, cell biology, protein purification, gene knockdown in cells
  • Science writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, problem-solving, organizational, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management, and presentation skills
  • Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills
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