Postdoctoral Associate Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate Job Description

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Postdoctoral associate provides expert level guidance in designing and implementing cell biology, biochemistry and biomarker related studies for oncology research.

Postdoctoral Associate Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

3D genome mapping and imaging technologies
Application of nano-engineering toward genomic methodologies
Computational modeling of 3D genome architectures
Building regulatory networks at multiple layers including gene expression, epigenetic, and chromatin data
Integrating regulatory interactions with genetic data
Functional perturbation of topological elements
Engage in postdoctoral mentoring activities and professional development opportunities
Conduct field research by attending and overseeing bi-weekly research cruises from May to October (approximately 10-12 trawls per year) - this includes under varying conditions, handle sampling gear for fieldwork processes
Manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and peer-reviewed publications
Prepare PowerPoint presentations and lectures to project sponsors and the general public

Postdoctoral Associate Qualifications

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

Education for Postdoctoral Associate

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the postdoctoral associate job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Doctoral and University Degree in Biology, Communication, Molecular Biology, Education, Biochemistry, Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Supervision

Skills for Postdoctoral Associate

Desired skills for postdoctoral associate include:

State-of-the-art principles and theories
Techniques related to purification and characterization of compounds
Cutting-edge cell biology
Cutting-edge synthetic chemistry and the capability to generate solutions to complex synthesis problems
Molecular biology and biochemistry techniques
Programming and quantitative data analysis
Semiconductor physics
Theoretical condensed matter
Bayesian statistics
Immunology and cancer biology

Desired experience for postdoctoral associate includes:

Generate new and cutting edge ideas to grow and strengthen fish-related ShiRP activities
PhD in Computer Engineering or Computer Science with background in compilers, run-times, programming languages, and virtualization are sought
Determining the molecular basis of epigenetic changes during progression of breast and colon cancer in the genomes of cultured cells and patient-derived tumors
Development of innovative, single-molecule epigenetic assays of DNA methylation and chromatin structure
Researching, interpreting, and critically evaluating primary literature
Preparing and editing manuscripts for publication for dissemination of results applications for grants and patents in consultation with the supervisor

Postdoctoral Associate Examples

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Postdoctoral Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of postdoctoral associate. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for postdoctoral associate
  • Determining the molecular basis of epigenetic changes in DNA methylation and chromatin structure in response to low-dose irradiation in Arabidopsis and Brassica species
  • Adaptation of innovative, single-molecule epigenetic and epigenomic assays to map the locations of DNA methylation, nucleosomes, and transcription factor binding in mammalian systems to plants
  • Attending an annual meeting to disseminate research findings and progress
  • Flow Cytometry and molecular biology techniques in support of immunology applications
  • Primary tissue and cell isolation
  • Design of gene expression vectors and cell transformation
  • DNA isolation and PCR for genotyping
  • Perform real time PCR reactions for purposes of data acquisition
  • Provide technical and administrative support to lab
  • Perform guided research on agrobacterium using BiFC, confocal microscope, comet assay and tumor assay
Qualifications for postdoctoral associate
  • Some background with the concepts of Quantum Information and Computation or knowledge of many-body techniques/Quantum Field Theory
  • Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, design and conduct experiments related to cancer signaling and biology
  • Data analysis and participate in manuscript writing for publication
  • Train new personnel as needed
  • Studying water properties and ocean circulation as a function of time and space, using both observations from the Argo array and other sources model fields
  • He or she will also be responsible for processing data, analyzing and interpreting the results, presenting findings at scientific meetings and publishing the results in scientific journals
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a postdoctoral associate. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for postdoctoral associate
  • Generation of Arabidopsis and N
  • Summarize data for publication in scientific journals
  • Present research at meetings, both internal and external at scientific conferences and meetings
  • Manage and execute projects under direction of PI
  • Work with mouse colony and manage strains
  • Interact and coordinate with collaborators as required
  • Publish scholarly reports and present at scientific conferences
  • Participate within a team of scientists to foster a culture of scientific discourse and excellence
  • Other related tasks as need
  • Submit individual training grants and contribute to writing research grant applications
Qualifications for postdoctoral associate
  • Observational data analysis
  • Strong communication and computer skills are required
  • Familiarity with the areas of research commensurate with the general activities at NOAA’s Physical Oceanography Division at AOML would be particularly valuable
  • Applicants are encouraged to contact the principal investigators of the funded project
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D
  • Highly desirable qualifications include knowledge of Unix and Fortran, and the ability to run ocean or coupled atmosphere-ocean models
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Postdoctoral Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of postdoctoral associate. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for postdoctoral associate
  • Apply time-resolved laser Raman spectroscopy, transient
  • Conducting assessment and intervention visits on tDCS studies, analyzing data (neuroimaging and behavioral)
  • Supervision of graduate students and staff, and writing manuscripts and grants
  • Presenting research updates at weekly lab meetings, seminars and conferences assisting in writing manuscripts and grants related to the project
  • Determining the molecular basis of epigenetic alterations in the genomes of cultured cells and patient-derived tumors during progression of breast and colon cancer
  • Testing the epigenomic effect of oncogenic driver mutations introduced by CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing
  • Analysis of chromatin structure in vitro and in vivo, , by MAPit methylation footprinting and chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP)
  • Supervising and training of graduate students (PhD and Master's level), and undergraduates
  • Perform guided research on plant viruses using molecular biology techniques
  • Conducting research on bacteria and bacterial amyloid proteins
Qualifications for postdoctoral associate
  • Prior experience with the NCAR’s community earth system model (CESM/CCSM) is desirable, but not required
  • Highly desirable qualifications include the ability to run ocean and global coupled climate models
  • Knowledge of Unix, Fortran, and/or C+ is also sought
  • Experience with preparing abstracts and manuscripts for publication and submitting research grant proposals is preferred
  • Creative, possess an exceptional work ethic, and be able to complete experiments and data analysis independently and efficiently
  • Strong work habits and the ability to work independently with a research group and external collaborators
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Postdoctoral Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of postdoctoral associate. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for postdoctoral associate
  • Creating scientific presentations regarding research
  • Attending scientific meetings/seminars pertaining to relevant research
  • Collaborate with P.I
  • Interface with P.I
  • Co-facilitate research activities and data collection
  • Assist in all aspects of implementation and dissemination of study findings, including written reports and research papers
  • Work closely with partner schools and organizations, as necessary to complete projects
  • Coordinate with graduate and/or undergraduate research assistants, as appropriate for ongoing projects
  • Co-present in relevant training, national conferences, and campus-based outreach
  • Perform other duties as assigned or become relevant to the role
Qualifications for postdoctoral associate
  • Ability to mentor graduate and undergraduate students
  • Preferred instruments skills include DMA, TGA, DSC, GPC, AFM, SEM, TEM, and SAXS
  • Applicant should possess a Ph.D
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of industrial or academic post-doctoral experience
  • Extensive experience with culturing primary and/or stem cell-derived neuronal cells and inhibitory interneurons
  • Extensive experience in cell biology methods for neuronal analysis, including western blotting, immunocytochemistry, immunoprecipitation, etc
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Postdoctoral Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of postdoctoral associate. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for postdoctoral associate
  • Within the predetermined research scope and methodology, conduct research experiments in the field of cell signaling, cellular morphogenesis, and fungal pathogenesis
  • Training of other lab personnel
  • Participating in current sponsored research surrounding rare earth element recovery from coal byproducts and/or other initiatives
  • Supervising and conducting laboratory and/or field work
  • Report and manuscript writing
  • Presenting at technical forums and conferences
  • Co-developing new proposals for sponsored research
  • Co-supervising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate researchers
  • Prepare presentations and participation in physics and detector meetings
  • Manage laboratory assistants associated with the incumbents research project
Qualifications for postdoctoral associate
  • Proven success in a complex, collaborative scientific environment
  • Ability to organize and manage complex projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective manager and team member
  • Commitment to delivering goals at predetermined milestones
  • Must be willing and able to develop and shift plans in service of a rapidly changing environment troubleshoot to solve problems
  • Must be able to interact professionally with all levels of staff

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