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Medical University of South Carolina UNIV - Postdoc Scholar - Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in Charleston, South Carolina

FLSA: Salaried

Job Summary: A postdoctoral researcher position is available immediately in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. We are seeking a talented and self-motivated individual who has training and experience in neuroscience and/or Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research. The successful candidate will pursue cellular and molecular, immunological, imaging and behavioral neuroscience research to study the role of senescence in the pathogenesis and progression of AD. The applicant is expected to have strong communication and interpersonal skills, and be capable of working with a multidisciplinary and highly collaborative team. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in neuroscience, molecular cell biology, immunology, neurology, or related fields. Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and experience along with contact information for three references to Dr. Gavin Wang via email at

Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 0: Commensurate with experience.

Job Duties:

  • 30% - In consultation with the PI, design and execute experiments to advance independent research projects. Will be responsible for planning of experiments, developing of new assays and experimental models as needed, trouble shooting, data analysis and interpretation, as well as being able to incorporate the results into manuscripts and grant progress reports. - (Essential)

  • 25% - Will perform and/or train team members for specific assays including histological procedures, IHC, ELISA, viral vector constructs, RT-PCR, immunoblotting, immunoprecipitation, immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, and mass cytometry (CyTOF). - (Essential)

  • 30% - - Perform standard animal experiments, including care and breeding of transgenic mice, genotyping, injections, surgeries, collecting tissues, isolating various types of primary cells, rodent behavioral tests and data analysis. - (Essential)

  • 10% - Assist PI in training and supervising graduate students, technicians, research assistants and junior lab members. - (Essential)

  • 5% - Attend seminars, career development activities locally and nationally at conferences, submit abstracts and present data at local, national and international meetings, and if applicable write postdoctoral fellowship applications and grant proposals. - (Essential)

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: Candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in neuroscience, molecular cell biology, immunology, neurology, or related fields.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb, using step stool. (Infrequent) Ability to work in temperature extremes (32? F to 100? F) when required due to assignments in cold rooms and/or foreign countries. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Continuous) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both legs. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions, stretch, bend, while moving items/materials from both sitting and standing positions. (Frequent) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function/distinction. (Continuous) Ability to lift materials up to 20 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift and carry 4 liter waste material bottles a distance of 30 feet, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift and carry 25-30 lbs. jugs of liquid a distance of 100 feet, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift file boxes, from floor level to counter tops, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/ Ability to lift 40 lbs. centrifuge rotors from floor level to height of 40 inches, then down 20 inches into centrifuge drum, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift 25 lbs. boxes, from floor level to maximum height of 72 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull file boxes from one location to another at floor level. (Frequent) Ability to maneuver heavy equipment on bench tops, 50 lbs. or greater, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors, normally. (Continuous) Ability to hear and recognize various alarms emitting from work area systems. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand conversations. (Continuous) Ability to work in a darkroom for processing film, etc. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and annually. (Continuous)