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Job Description Summary
A postdoctoral scholar position is available at Michigan Technological University in Biomedical Engineering. The scholar will perform live-cell imaging experiments with different substrate softness, which include soft substrate fabrication, cell culture, live-cell fluorescence imaging, and transient transfection or viral transduction of FRET reporter genes to cells. The candidate is also expected to analyze and evaluate research data and provide interpretations requiring significant knowledge of a specialized area of research, to prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and assist in grant proposals, to disseminate research at national and international conferences, and to work with other members of the research team, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and research collaborators.
Michigan Tech attracts world-class faculty and staff who enrich the educational experience of smart, motivated, and adventurous students. Applicants who are committed to promoting a sense of belonging and contributing to an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all are strongly encouraged to apply ().
Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)
Perform live-cell imaging experiments with different substrate softness
Perform transient transfection or viral transduction of FRET reporter genes to cells
Analyze and evaluate research data and provide interpretations requiring significant knowledge of a specialized area of research
Prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and assist in grant proposals
Train graduate and undergraduate students
Disseminate research at national and international conferences
Work with other members of the research team, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and research collaborators
Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work and adhere to applicable safety protocols
Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)
Earned Ph.D. in Biology or Biomedical Engineering. (Degree must be earned within the previous 6 years).
Required Experience (minimum requirements)
Experience in cell culture, immunofluorescence staining, DNA transfection, viral transduction, fluorescence imaging, soft-substrate fabrication, and basic image analysis
Desirable Education and/or Experience
Experience in cell molecular biology is preferred
Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)
Mechanobiology, cell biology, FRET sensor, basic mechanics knowledge, good technical writing skills
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
Knowledge in molecular biological techniques including gene silencing, mutagenesis, western blot, proteomic screening and analysis, gene amplification, fluorescence conjugation to a protein
Demonstrated success in, or potential future contributions to, working with persons from diverse backgrounds, creating a sense of belonging, and fostering a fair, objective, welcoming place to work for persons with a wide variety of personal characteristics and viewpoints.
Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands
The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment
Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.
Required University Training:
Employee Safety Overview
Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
Annual Data Security Training
Annual Title IX Training
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.
Other Conditions of Employment:
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. Visa sponsorship is unavailable at this time. This is not an E-Verified Position.
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)
Title of Position Supervisor
Internal & External
Dependent on Funding
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)
Applicants will need to upload the following documents:
* Curriculum Vitae
* Cover Letter
We strongly encourage applicants to address the required and desired qualifications in their cover letter along with an explanation of how they will contribute to the Vision and Mission of Michigan Tech.
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