Postdoctoral Research Assistant

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Location: Pleasant Hill, CALIFORNIA
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Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Assistant
College/Unit College of Medicine
Home Department College of Medicine
Employee Group Post-Doctoral Researcher
Employment Status Full-Time
Position Type 12 month
Position Classification Fixed-Term Faculty
Position Begin Date 01/20/2014
Position End Date
Position Summary

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.

Required Qualifications

Candidate must have a recently completed Ph.D. in a life sciences related field.
The candidate must possess basic laboratory skills, basic computer skills, basic math and critical thinking skills.
The candidate must also have the ability to read the scientific literature, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications

Expertise in protein processing, immunology and/or lung biology and track record of publications in high impact journals.
Experience with general laboratory equipment, including bio-hazard hoods, centrifuges, balances, autoclaves, etc.
Experience with mammalian and bacterial cell culture.
Experience with ELISA, Western Blot, Immuno- histology and staining, Molecular and Cell Biology.
Experience with transfection of bacteria and mammalian cells.
Experience with murine models (training and certification required but can be obtained on the job).
Experience with bronchial alveolar lavage, intra- tracheal and peritoneal injections, and dissections would be a strong point.

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,, 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.

Posting Begins 12/17/2013
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Recruitment External
About CMU

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.

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