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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Neurodevelopment and Disease
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 119257
Drs. Kenneth Campbell and Brian Gebelein have an immediate opening for an NIH-funded postdoctoral Research Fellow. The labs study the development of the brain and in particular the basal ganglia. The focus of the project is on the transcriptional control of basal ganglia neuronal specification/differentiation and specifically, the role of the homeobox protein Gsx2 in this process (see e.g. Roychoudhury et al., (2020) 147: dev185348 and Salomone et al., (2021) 35: 157-174). The main goal of the project is to uncover the gene regulatory networks underlying basal ganglia neurogenesis using mouse and human molecular genetics coupled with genomics, transcriptomics, and phenotype analyses. Our research group has been instrumental in characterizing the embryonic neural progenitor sources of basal ganglia neuronal subtypes together with the current understanding of how these progenitor domains are established in the developing brain.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ??? Design, execute, and record laboratory experiments, and analyze the data. ??? Research and improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques. Implement this knowledge in the Division/Department. ??? Present research at laboratory meetings, journal clubs, seminars, and meetings. ??? Draft, write, and edit scientific reports, papers, journal articles, abstracts, and grants. ??? Maintain currency in field through continuing education, literature, and seminars. ??? Attend required Cincinnati Children's training sessions and ensure regulatory compliance with all policies and procedures. ??? Perform other duties as assigned.
Cincinnati Children's Research and Training at a Glance
Among the top in NIH funding for pediatric research institutions
Over 1.4 million square feet of research laboratory space
900+ scientists conducting basic, translational, and clinical research
Over 2000 publications annually in top-tier journals
Access to Employee Resource Groups and Mentorship programs
Postdocs have gone on to careers in academia, biotech, pharma, teaching etc.
Preferred: A PhD in Developmental Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neuroscience, Genetics, or related field is desired. Experience with animal models and genomics are a plus.
REQUIRED SKILLS: Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrate attention to detail, strong organizational skills, supervisory ability, and an innovative approach to experimental design. Computer literate and working knowledge of software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, and database). Analytical ability sufficient to compare data; mathematical ability sufficient to perform algebraic calculations and statistical analysis. Ability to synthesize information and to create and deal with new situations by applying past experiences. Expressed willingness to teach others and share results. Capable of meeting time demands necessary to execute experiments.
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