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JOB SUMMARY: Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientist, the Research Fellow will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period. May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. Analyzes and interprets data. May assist in preparation of grant proposals. Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author. Not responsible for generating grant funds.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: May assist in preparation of grant proposals, but is not responsible for generating grant funds. May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author. Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator. May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data. Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period. Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.

DEPARTMENT AND/OR UNIT SPECIFIC – ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The Postdoctoral Scientist investigates mechanisms of progenitor cell expansion in the healthy lung and in lung cancer. Projects include defining genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that regulate progenitor cell renewal versus differentiation and how this changes in the setting of lung cancer. Experimental approaches employed in the laboratory include disease modeling using genetically modified mice, prospective isolation and cultivation of lung stem cells, isolation and culture of human lung epithelial cells from patient-derived samples and advanced genomics approaches for single cell gene expression profiling and epigenetic analysis. 

Qualification Requirements/Preferences:
Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements:
Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization.

Experience:
Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization. Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment. Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment. Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.