Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Post Doctoral Scientist - Translational Research in Lung Physiology/Immunology

    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/14/2018 10:50 AM)
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  • Overview

    The lab is seeking a highly motivated and well-trained postdoctoral scientist who is looking to expand their skill set and expertise while performing basic and translational research in the area of lung physiology and immunology. With an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative environment, our research is centered on understanding the pathophysiology of lung diseases including asthma, infection, and fibrosis.


    Notable areas of focus include preterm birth, steroid resistance, and aging. Studies will be conducted using primary human cell cultures and mouse models of lung disease. In addition to standard molecular and biochemical techniques, technical expertise in one or more advanced techniques in cellular and molecular biology, such as chromatin immunoprecipitation, flow cytometry (cell sorting), or fluorescence and confocal microscopy (live cell/tissue imaging) is desirable.


    The successful candidate is expected to perform experiments, work independently, publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and apply for extramural funding. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to develop his/her own research and career interests. Prior experience in lung-related fields is not required, as all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. The position will be supported by intramural and extramural funds of the Principle Investigator. The Postdoctoral Scientist appointment has a maximum of 5 years in length.


    1.Design experiments, develops protocols, and independently performs research activities towards peer reviewed publications and extramural funding.


    2.Helps to train and supervise technical support staff in performing specific techniques essential to carrying out the research program.


    3.Records and analyzes data generated by the research study, and helps to plan future research endeavors.


    4.Prepares scientific and technical papers from the results of the research work. Publishes papers in scientific journals relevant to the field. Presents findings at local and national research venues.


    5.Facilitates collaborates with other ongoing research efforts either at NCH and/or The Ohio State University.


    6.Works toward research independence. Prepares to submit proposals to and obtain funding from external granting agencies.


    REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS The successful candidate will report to and be mentored by Dr. Rodney Britt Jr, Principle Investigator, Center for Perinatal Research, Nationwide Children’s Hospital.




    1. 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.


    4. Perform research independently


    MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Percent of time spent on: 50% Performing research experiments 20% Developing new techniques 10% Recording and analyzing data generated by research study 10% Preparing scientific and technical papers 5% Preparing grants 5% Performing additional lab duties Minimum physical requirements: 100% Kneeling / reaching 100% Finger dexterity 100% 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. EOE M/F/Disability/Vet


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