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Postdoctoral Trainee - Surgery - Colitis/Carcinogenesis

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University of Texas Medical Branch

Commensurate with experience;

Galveston, TX

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Min Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D. or Doctoral equivalent in any field. Research experience. Job Description: The postdoctoral fellow will conduct, report and present research in his/her field of study under the supervision of a faculty mentor. This is a training position, and is not expected to be a permanent position

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience; Stipend follows NIH NRSA salary scale for postdoctoral trainees

Specific Job Related Duties

A postdoctoral position is available in the Hellmich lab in the Department of Surgery to study colitis-associated carcinogenesis. Individuals with experience in molecular and cell biology, in vivo tumor models, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, metabolic studies, and other relevant techniques are preferred.

This appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance. Applications must include a cover letter, CV, and a list of references uploaded as a single PDF attachment. Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to receive support from an NIH training grant.

Plans, directs and coordinates complex research experiments following general technical procedures, under the guidance of the Principal Investigator.

Works with Principal Investigator to formulate research plans, coordinates project activities and establishes appropriate reporting procedures.

Contributes to scientific analysis and interpretation of projects.

Prepares manuscripts, meeting presentations, and performs background literature searches.

Makes modifications to research procedures in collaboration with the Principal Investigator.

Confers with Principal Investigator regarding results obtained and receives suggestions for modification to procedures and/or interpretation of final data.

Adheres to internal controls established for department.

Performs related duties as required.

Preferred Skill/Competency

Animal Science/Care Surgery

Biological Assays

Quantitative Analysis

Qualitative Analysis

Data Analysis

Data Collection

Technical Writing Experience

Teaching graduate students, surgical research fellows

Preferred Work Experience

Experience with animal models, cancer research, research in metabolic studies

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Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Established in 1891 as the University of Texas Medical Department, UTMB has grown from one building, 23 students and 13 faculty members to a modern health science center with campuses in Galveston, League City and Angleton, more than 3,200 students and about 900 faculty. UTMB includes schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; three institutes for advanced study; a major medical library; a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a full range of primary and specialized medical care; and numerous research facilities. UTMB is a part of The University of Texas System and a member of the Texas Medical Center.

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