Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Post Doctoral Scientist - Stem Cell Therapy and Perinatal Surgery

    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/10/2018 1:20 PM)
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    The Besner laboratory is searching for a post-doctoral fellow to continue NIH-funded research studies in necrotizing enterocolitis. The Besner laboratory focuses on novel therapeutic strategies to protect the intestines from injury, with a focused interest in neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis, the leading cause of death in premature babies. Studies are conducted at the molecular biology, cell biology, and whole animal model levels. We are specifically interested in a therapeutic strategy to treat this disease using a novel probiotic delivery systems. Other areas of interest include stem cell therapy and growth factor therapy. Dr. Besner's research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1994. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that is working to translate our research findings from the laboratory to the bedside to help premature babies.Interested individuals should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and the name of three references to Dr. Gail Besner at


    The successful candidate will have previous experience in animal handling, cell biology and molecular biology. The candidate will be expected to actively participate in animal models of disease including necrotizing enterocolitis, so must be very comfortable and capable of working with animals. The candidate will conduct independent research projects, write manuscripts, assist in the preparation of research grant proposals, present their research at national meetings, and prepare budget proposals for conducting research studies.Interested individuals should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and the name of three references to Dr. Gail Besner at


    KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED1. MD, Ph.D, Pharm.D., or equivalent degree.2. Necessary technical skills in the appropriate area of research.3. Ability to do technical writing, and good communication skills. MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSPercent of time spent on:25% Designing and developing protocols25% Performing research work25% Recording and analyzing data generated by research study10% Preparing scientific and technical papers03% Liaison with OSU researchers02% Miscellaneous paperwork associated with researchMinimum physical requirements: 100% Kneeling / reaching100% Finger dexterity100% Talking / hearing / seeing 33% Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds for 1-5 minutes Pressure in this position will vary depending on the workload. The workload will be heavy but manageable most of the time. Pressure may arise in the face of deadlines associated research and manuscript writing. The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


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