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Medical University of South Carolina UNIV - Postdoctoral Scholar - Biochemistry/Molecular Biology in Charleston, South Carolina

FLSA: Salaried

Job Summary:

Yoon laboratory in Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical University of South Carolina recruits a postdoctoral fellow to participate in a NIH-funded research project. A qualified candidate is expected to conduct biochemical and molecular biology experiments related to research projects of alcoholic liver disease and gene expression regulation. A fellow is also expected to 1) generate data & findings towards grant renewal, 2) to read & acquire a satisfactory depth of understanding relevant to assigned projects and 3) to prepare manuscripts for publications & present findings at lab meetings.

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

Job Duties:

  • 35% - Performs mammalian tissue culture, DNA/RNA/Protein analysis. Grows, maintains, expands and treats mammalian cell lines. Extracts DNA/RNA/Protein from mammalian cells. Analyzes DNA/RNA/Protein by PCP, Northern Blot and Western Blot. - (Essential)

  • 35% - Prepares laboratory records and maintain laboratory supplies. Prepares daily records of experimental procedures and results. Orders and places laboratory supplies. - (Essential)

  • 25% - Develops, evaluates and implements new or modified laboratory procedures. Improves laboratory methods of biochemical, molecular and cellular analysis of mammalian cells. - (Essential)

  • 5% - Upon request, preforms other tasks requested by faculty to maintain a smooth operation of laboratory. Preforms co-laboratory works with inside and outside colleges. - (Essential)

Preferred Experience & Additional Skills:

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15# , unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift objects from floor level to height of 36 inches, to 15#, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lower objects, to 15 #, from height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects to 15 #, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Continuous) Must be ambidextrous. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to work in dusty areas (Infrequent)