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Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Location: Denver, CO
Employment: Permanent / Full Time
Status: Open
Date Posted: 11 months ago11 months ago
Confirmed Open: yesterday
Employer Name: National Jewish Health - Main Campus
Start Date: Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Shift: Nights
Hours: Open
Contact: Contact employer directly
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

General Summary

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with expertise in standard molecular and cellular biology techniques and functional genomics to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of fibrosis in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The successful candidate will focus on identifying genomic and epigenetic changes that accompany activation of human hepatic stellate cells using state-of-the-art technologies and techniques and processes the following:Strong oral and written communication skills;An ability and desire to work independently and as part of a highly effective and enthusiastic research team;Curiosity and an unwavering desire to enhance scientific knowledge.

The DiStefano Lab

Our major research focus

seeks to identify the genes and molecular pathways that make individuals

susceptible to the development of severe clinical manifestations of complex

diseases, including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, idiopathic pulmonary

fibrosis, and diabetic nephropathy. The overall goal of our research is to provide

the basis for improved diagnostic capabilities and facilitate the development

of more effective treatment and prevention strategies.National Jewish seeks to attract the best-qualified candidates who support the mission, vision and values of the Institution and those who respect and promote excellence through diversity. We especially welcome applications from candidates from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

Essential

Responsibilities

1. Performs, on a very independent basis, all

phases of experimental investigations, to include being responsible to the

Principal Investigator in the planning, developing, operating, recording,

collaborating and reporting of major projects.

2. Collaborates with Principal Investigators and

senior researchers in the progress of major research projects.

3. Provides guidance to laboratory staff in one

or more laboratory areas, including technicians, support and auxiliary

staff. Performs as the technical advisor

on techniques involving complex analyses utilizing highly sophisticated

techniques. Serves as primary contact

with researcher staff for technical services on major techniques, recording

devices and statistical procedures relative to the specifically assigned field.

4. Reviews quality control of new or modified

laboratory techniques which affect any part of major projects.

5. Performs routine and non-routine tests

leading to the successful completion of developed experiments. Knows and follows age-specific guidelines.

6. Performs all other duties as assigned.

General

Responsibilities

1. Performs,

as directed, safety compliance and uses Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as

needed.

2. Participates

in Quality Assessment (QA) and Quality Improvement (QI) programs, as directed.

3. Ensures

compliance with The Joint Commission and all other Federal, State and

Regulatory Agencies.

4. Responds

promptly and sincerely to customer's needs, requests and concerns via all

communication forms using easily understood language and refraining from using inappropriate language and non-verbal gestures.

5. Maintains

positive working relationships as a team player through problem solving issues,

speaking positively about others, listening attentively and observing the

Patient Bill of Rights and Confidentiality.

6. Increases

customer service knowledge, skill and ability by participating in department

and institution-wide specific programs.

7. Incorporates

National Jewish's identity (Science Transforming LifeĀ®) into

daily functions. Speaks positively about the institution, provides

customers with prompt service, maintains a clean and safe working environment,

dresses appropriately based upon National Jewish safety standards, and

departmental policies and wears an ID badge visibly.

Knowledge and Skills

Extensive knowledge of

standard research practices and methods, particularly in the field of

assignment, and of other values of research in the field involved. Ability to determine the approach to a

research problem which will give the most significant results and to develop,

lay out and plan the actual experiments to be performed, and ability to devise

new methods and techniques as needed in experimentation. Ability to plan, organize and direct work of

supporting personnel. Ability to prepare

and write reports on research projects.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with

associates, other research personnel and the general public.

Education

M. D.; or, Ph. D. in biology, chemistry or other basic sciences required.

Certification and

Licensure

None

Work Experience

Five years of specified

experience in technical investigatory techniques required. M. D. or Ph. D. in a specified basic science

field will suffice for 2 yrs experience. Experience

and salary are rated according to the NIH scale.

  • or - Any equivalent combination of Education and/or
  • Experience

    Working Conditions

    Position is in a

    laboratory. Frequent requirements may

    include: manual dexterity; normal color vision; long periods of standing

    and sitting, and frequent periods of bending, crouching or stooping; work with

    radioactive materials, toxic chemicals, biomedical wastes and research animals;

    potential exposure to infectious disease; work around electrical/explosive

    hazards; work with laboratory equipment/machinery; and lifting objects weighing

    10 to 50 pounds; and extensive repetitive

    motion of the fingers, arm and wrist.

    Occasional requirements may include: sitting

    while completing paperwork, kneeling, and squatting. Incumbent may be scheduled

    to work an alternate schedule to accommodate essential business needs routine travel by foot or automobile to

    alternate work/meeting locations, possibly during inclement weather.

    Environmental

    Conditions

    Inside environmental conditions may include: working in laboratories

    with odors, chemicals and animals; extreme temperatures; electrical; working

    around hazardous and radioactive substances; working under dirty and dusty

    conditions. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    will be provided to each employee when needed as determined by policy. Utilization of PPE is mandatory. Estimated 1500 employees in the worksite.

    Management/Supervisory

    Responsibilities:

    None

    Industry: Healthcare

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