Post-doctoral Research Job Description

Post-doctoral Research Job Description

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Post-doctoral research provides expertise in the design, operation, and analysis of experiments or research projects in areas such as chemistry, biology, psychology, sociology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, optometry, all fields of engineering, etc.

Post-doctoral Research Duties & Responsibilities

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Develop and validate top-down LC/MS methods consistent with regulated bioanalytical analyses for the quantitative determination of large molecule biologics in human serum and plasma
Develop and validate robust and reliable methods which meet fit-for-purpose guidelines for measuring in vivo levels of peptides and proteins and entities associated with them in biological samples
Strong skills in quantitative (and qualitative) methodologies along with associated statistical and data analysis expertise
Proven research track record
Strong Java (or equivalent) programming expertise
Proven expertise in data collection and management
Design, develop, and apply a spatially-explicit, agent-based model that integrates human decision making and animal behaviors to simulate the dynamic interactions of human communities and wildlife populations under different policy scenarios
Participate in and ideally lead the submission of new research grants related to modeling of human-environment systems
Disseminate project results through papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations
Contribute to the yearly course on methods for quantitatively analyzing human-environment systems

Post-doctoral Research Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Post-doctoral Research

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the post-doctoral research job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Doctoral and Collage Degree in Molecular Biology, Science, Faculty, Communication, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medicine, Graduate, Teaching, The Graduate School

Skills for Post-doctoral Research

Desired skills for post-doctoral research include:

Mixed research methodology
Principles
Theories
Functional analysis
Numerical analysis
Partial differential equations
Scattering theory
Similar field
Immunology
Issues discussed

Desired experience for post-doctoral research includes:

Personal hands-on experience with rigorous method development and validation with SRM LC/MS and/or HRMS LC/MS analysis of biological samples
PhD in analytical organic chemistry coupled with protein chemistry and mass spectrometry required
Team-oriented person who is very organized and has excellent interpersonal skills
Willingness to work hard with a commitment to successful research outcomes
Ability to understand and implement complex analytical instrumentation
Excellent presentation and English writing skills

Post-doctoral Research Examples

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Post-doctoral Research Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of post-doctoral research. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for post-doctoral research
  • Be the technical interface between the university research group and industry sponsor
  • Work with large datasets and collected domain knowledge of industry use cases
  • Develop collaboration with faculty across the university working on data science related research to form new research initiatives
  • Publish/present findings in research publications and at professional meetings
  • Design and execute experiments to test scientific hypotheses
  • Maintain up-to-date manuals of operations for all measurement techniques
  • Present research findings in both written and oral format
  • Apply for internal and external funding for research
  • Perform research duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator
  • Supervise and teach students and research assistants
Qualifications for post-doctoral research
  • Successful candidate must be self-starter, resourceful and a recipient of a Ph.D or M.D./Ph.D
  • Extensive personal hands-on trace-level trace-level LC/MS experience
  • Innovative and creative person with the ability to conceive and implement original ideas
  • Use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers Regular sitting or standing for extended periods of time
  • Proven proficiency in survey research methodology/research study design, hypothesis testing and qualitative data interpretation and application
  • Proven proficiency in computer applications in PC-based and mainframe environments
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Post-doctoral Research Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a post-doctoral research. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for post-doctoral research
  • Supervise and teach students and research assistants skills
  • Design and execute experiments using cellular and molecular immunological assays to investigate target biology and mechanisms of action
  • Develop novel in vitro assay systems that are predictive of in vivo biology
  • Present technical findings to internal R&D community & management teams, external conferences, and to document findings in internal technical reports and/or external publications
  • Functions as a team member with other scientists in supporting basic and applied chemical and biological research efforts for Gov’t sponsored projects
  • Performs work independently with minimal oversight
  • Performs mass spectrometry proteomic studies/analyses, to include sample preparation and analyses
  • Performs work effort in support of BSL-1, BSL-2, and potentially BSL-3 facilities
  • Performs computational biological studies
  • Performs work with toxic materials which includes bio-threat agents
Qualifications for post-doctoral research
  • Must be able to create reports, review charts, construct questionnaires, interpret data, and interview participants
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and basic biostatistics
  • Proven proficiency in obesity/diabetes research methodology and study design, data interpretation and application
  • Strong analytic and writing skills, demonstrated ability to publish papers and write grant proposals preferred
  • Position expected to continue for 2 years pending contract funding
  • Prefer education in nutrition and exercise science
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of post-doctoral research. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for post-doctoral research
  • Assists in the training and evaluation of research technicians, students and support personnel
  • Attends and participates in departmental scientific meetings, operational meetings, seminars, and other pertinent meetings
  • Participates in the development and review of the research budget as it relates to specific areas of research initiative
  • Serves as liaison and representative of the department/section to other hospital departments interested in collaborative research
  • Organizes and oversees a bimonthly research meeting for the department’s/section’s staff interested in research
  • Organizes and oversees a monthly journal club for the laboratory/section
  • Adheres to departmental policies and procedures with regard to punctuality and attendance
  • Utilizes hospital’s values as the basis for decision making and to facilitate the department/section’s hospital mission
  • Complies with laboratory biosafety practices and follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures
  • Will design, execute and interpret studies for testing the anti-tumor efficacy of immunotherapies in preclinical tumor models
Qualifications for post-doctoral research
  • Background in methods to assess obesity and/or perinatal epidemiology with emphasis on gestational diabetes or nutrition
  • Doctorate degree in Computer Science or any other related field required
  • Must have a background in either static or dynamic program analysis, programming languages, machine learning, or robotic software (ROS)
  • Must have have skills in building analysis tools and automating evaluations
  • BSc/MSc in Mechanical Engineering
  • Knowledge of the Heat Pipe Technology is desirable
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a post-doctoral research. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for post-doctoral research
  • Will isolate primary mouse immune cells and test functionality in vitro/ex vivo using multiple readouts that include multi-color flow cytometry, MSD/ELISA, cell proliferation, and cellular cytotoxicity
  • Demonstrate the ability to contribute to various projects outside of his/her own, and collaborate within and outside own discovery group and across relevant functions
  • May involve use of Electron Microscopy, molecular modelling or structure-based mutagenesis and design
  • May involve use of Bio Layer interferometry, SPR and ELISA
  • Initiate and carry out scientific projects, under the supervision of Dr
  • Conducting in-depth interviews across the US
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data
  • Dissemination of findings via peer-reviewed publication and presentation at conferences
  • Collaborate in the design, modeling, and analysis of laboratory critical and subcritical experiments
  • Conduct independent research, publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars, and/or technical meetings
Qualifications for post-doctoral research
  • Background in methods to assess perinatal and/or reproductive epidemiology required
  • PhD or equiv
  • PhD in relevant scientific area (public health, social sciences such as anthropology, sociology, psychology, medicine or other), health communications, or other related area
  • Must be within 6 years of completion of his/her doctoral degree
  • Evidence of strong quantitative and/or qualitative methodological skills and research productivity
  • Strong interest in a career in implementation science research
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Post-doctoral Research Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a post-doctoral research. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for post-doctoral research
  • Conduct and design research experiments to advance project objectives
  • Develop assays to investigate the physiology of oral soft tissue and saliva under various health and disease conditions
  • Investigate the role of oral biochemistry in maintaining oral soft tissue health
  • Identify and evaluate new technologies to deliver oral health benefits
  • Interpret and communicate experimental results to technical and non-technical business partners
  • Collaborate with external academic partners on research projects exploring fundamental and applied research related
  • Partner with technical, clinical, regulatory, legal, quality, safety and business partners to drive implementation of identified technologies
  • Primary B cell analyses upon immunization of knock-in and transgenic mice
  • Protein immunogen design, expression and characterization
  • May involve use of Yeast-display approaches
Qualifications for post-doctoral research
  • Ability to utilize relevant theory (e.g., from health psychology, sociology, behavioral economics, organizational and leadership models, policy frameworks) to understand mechanisms of action and explore effect modifiers of complex health and quality improvement interventions
  • The ability to work in a supervised/mentored research environment
  • Coursework and applied research experience in implementation science or outcomes research
  • Experience conducting research or clinical experience in applied healthcare or community settings
  • Commitment to public health and reduction of health disparities
  • Experience in chronic illness prevention or management

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