Nationwide Children's Hospital

IGM - Post Doctoral Scientist - Bedrosian Lab

Posted Date 2 months ago(8/7/2020 1:39 PM)
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JOB POSTING: Post Doctoral Scientist Yr 1-3 - IGM Bedrosian


Posted: August 7, 2020 Full time, Benefits Eligible


We are seeking a Post Doctoral Scientist Yr 1-3 in the Bedrosian Lab. We are a translational research group focused on genetic and molecular mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disease. We study patient brain tissue and mouse models to understand how somatic mosaicism affects brain development. An ideal post-doctoral candidate has a doctoral degree in the life sciences, such as biology, neuroscience, or a closely related discipline. Experience with molecular biology techniques and rodent handling / surgical procedures is desired. Strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills are essential.


Why Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

This position is responsible for working under the mentorship of an established principal investigator to design experiments and develop protocols to conduct research on neurodevelopment. This position is responsible for forming hypotheses, executing experiments, analyzing results, and preparing technical materials such as abstracts, progress reports, scientific papers and presentations. Publishes scientific articles in appropriate refereed journals. Works toward a goal of becoming independent in his/her research effort, and eventually obtaining external research funding. Appointment as a Post Doc is a maximum of 5 years in length.


What Will You Be Doing?

  • Design experiments and develop protocols required to conduct productive research in a specific scientific area. After the study has been designed, performs the research work in accordance with the protocol.
  • Helps to train and supervise technical support staff in performing specific techniques essential to carrying out the research program.
  • Records and analyzes data generated by the research study, and helps to plan future research endeavors.
  • Prepares scientific and technical papers from the results of the research work. Publishes papers in appropriate refereed scientific journals. Presents findings at local and national research forums.
  • If appropriate, collaborates with other ongoing research efforts.
  • This is considered a training position therefore the RI will allow a trainee 5 years to advance beyond the level of Post Doc.
  • Works toward research independence. Prepares and submits proposals to obtain funding from external granting agencies.


What Are We Looking For?


To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess these minimum qualifications and experience:

  • Doctoral degree in a life sciences discipline, such as biology or neuroscience.
  • Experience in molecular, genetic, or in vivo techniques, such as qPCR, immunohistochemistry, library prep for next-gen sequencing, rodent handling, rodent surgical procedures.
  • Ability to do technical writing, and good communication skills.

Your Benefits, Your Wellness:

As an employer, Nationwide Children’s recognizes the importance of the benefits we offer. We also recognize the importance of balancing your work and personal needs.  Our benefits and Employee Wellness package is designed to:

  • Empower you to be a conscientious health care consumer through educational and wellness activities
  • Establish a work environment that promotes health and well-being
  • Support your financial protection and security in retirement

Most of our positions are benefits’ eligible from day 1.


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 with grants, etc. 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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