|Position Title||Postdoctoral Research Assistant|
|College/Unit||College of Medicine|
|Home Department||College of Medicine|
|Employee Group||Post-Doctoral Researcher|
|Position Type||12 month|
|Position Classification||Fixed-Term Faculty|
|Position Begin Date||01/20/2014|
|Position End Date|
Performs research, provide general laboratory support and assistance to aid the Principal Investigator, Dr. Neeraj Vij, in conducting research on the identification of mechanisms involved in development of chronic obstructive lung diseases such as COPD-emphysema and Cystic Fibrosis with a goal to identify novel targeted intervention strategies. Our laboratory recently identified novel proteostasis mechanisms involved in pathogenesis of COPD-emphysema. Current project aims to focus on a novel target and evaluate efficacy of a therapeutic drug using pre-clinical cigarette smoke induced COPD-emphysema murine model. The employee is expected to function semi-independently. This position is awarded for a minimum of one year period and may be renewed on an annual basis. The start of this position can begin January 2014.
Candidate must have a recently completed Ph.D. in a life sciences related field.
Expertise in protein processing, immunology and/or lung biology and track record of publications in high impact journals.
|Message to Applicants||
You must complete an on-line application in order to be considered for this position. This position will be filled
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled. Electronically attach a letter of interest addressed to the hiring committee expressing your qualifications for the position, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three professional references, including phone numbers and email addresses. Questions can be directed to Becky Messing, Search Committee Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 989-774-7862.
|About the Department||
The CMU College of Medicine welcomed its inaugural class in the summer of 2013. The innovative medical school curriculum is being designed to prepare students for practice in mid- to northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, with particular attention to primary care needs in the region. The program is housed in a new facility with advanced technology for teaching and research. To learn more about the College of Medicine, please visit the College’s website.
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Type of Recruitment||External|
Established in 1892, Central Michigan University is among the nation’s 80 largest public universities with more than 20,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus and another 7,000 enrolled online and at more than 50 locations across North America. CMU is a $440 million enterprise offering more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels, with a focus on key areas of strength and emerging interest such as biochemistry, business administration, communications, educational leadership, engineering, health professions and administration, neuroscience, physical therapy, and psychology. In addition, CMU has established the nation’s 137th College of Medicine, with an inaugural class of 64 students that will start its studies in August 2013, to address a growing shortage of primary care physicians in Michigan.
With nationally ranked academic programs, professors who put students first, excellent undergraduate research opportunities and world-class facilities, CMU is committed to providing students with a superior learning environment and global perspective to be successful in an increasingly complex world.
CMU competes in the NCAA’s Division I Mid-American Conference in seven men’s and nine women’s sports. Two additional women’s sports are currently being added. CMU is located in a classic college community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Home to 26,000 of Isabella County’s more than 70,000 people and growing, Mount Pleasant offers a blend of natural features, family attractions and small-town life complemented by university culture.
CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate in employment against persons based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity/gender expression, genetic information, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/aaeo.)
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