Post-Doctoral Fellow

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

ID: 7085007
Posted: September 9, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
The laboratory of Dr. Andrew Resnick in the Department of Physics is inviting highly motivated individuals to apply for a new post-doctoral position dedicated to studying the physiological role of primary cilia in health and disease. This unique opportunity involves using advanced experimental tools of biophysics, molecular biology, and electrophysiology to understand how this structure is used by cells to sense fluid flow and thus, how fluid flow can regulate biological processes. The research fellow will be involved with characterizing elicited responses from sensory stimulation, construction and testing of an improved tissue perfusion chamber, correlating manipulations of cilium structure with altered cilium mechanics, and determining effects of fluid flow on transepithelial salt and water transport.

FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), performs the following duties: Conducts experiments. Consults scientific literature and discusses with PI and collaborators in order to design and execute experiments that address important questions in the field. Develops, standardizes and implements specialized techniques. Actively participates in the scientific discussion forums within the Department and elsewhere, such as Journal Clubs and laboratory updates. Presents research findings at national and international conferences. Participates in the training process of undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory. Interacts professionally with all internal and external customers using strong interpersonal skills.
Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in. in a discipline related to physics, chemistry, biology, or biomedical engineering.
Preferred Qualifications
Expertise in microscopy/imaging, basic biochemical and molecular biology laboratory methods, and epithelial cell culture. Strong background in quantitative science. Mastery of laboratory instrumentation and electronics, Matlab and Python programming, data acquisition (National Instruments), and statistical methods of data analysis. Fundamental knowledge of cell biology, fluid mechanics, and optics. Ability to apply biological/engineering/physics concepts in practice. Productive history or good potential of generating peer-reviewed publications. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team including clinicians, scientists, engineers, faculty, and students. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.


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