A post-doctoral researcher position is available in the Coss Lab at the College of Pharmacy at the Ohio State University to study novel endocrine disease mechanisms in hepatocellular carcinoma and pre-cancerous liver disease. Highly motivated candidates with a recent Ph.D. in any field of biological/biomedical sciences are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will join a large research group and be expected to develop and lead new independent research projects in the areas of liver disease biology and drug discovery and development. Applicants interested in an independent academic research career are especially encouraged to apply. Experience with nuclear hormone receptors, eukaryotic transcription, mRNA splicing, pharmacology and bioinformatics are encouraged but not essential. Similarly, experience with mouse models is not required but the successful candidate will exhibit a willingness to perform animal research.
Required: Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences or related field. Must have experience with mammalian cell culture and molecular biology.
Desired: Demonstrate proficiency in molecular biology techniques including but not limited to DNA manipulation (cloning, etc.) PCR/RT-PCR, recombinant protein expression, SDS-PAGE and western blot, Chromatin-Immunoprecipitation (ChIP), Immuno-fluorescence (IF) and cellular migration and invasion assays. Skills and experiences that are strongly desired but not required include: Flow cytometry, histopathology and informatics. Have the ability to critically analyze literature, experimental data, troubleshoot, interpret and summarize scientific results in a clear and accurate manner. Possess strong organizational skills, especially with regard to data handling and lab management. Have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Have a ready willingness to teach and train other lab members.