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Genetic Medicine "Duchenne Muscular DystrophyPosted by: Postdoc positions by NIH
Posted date: 2018-Aug-31
A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. James Novak, located in the Center for Genetic Medicine at Children’s National Health System. Our group is recruiting a highly-motivated and qualified postdoctoral researcher to investigate therapeutic targets and innovative drug delivery approaches to improve gene/RNA editing therapies for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
The Research Postdoctoral Fellow is a "research trainee" for the purpose of enhancing and developing research competencies. Assists faculty in the conduct of research and reports to a principal investigator or CRI Center Director. Can serve in several roles in the laboratory setting depending on the scientific specialty and needs of the research project supported. Participates directly in the design and conduct of experiments and therefore needs technical knowledge and subject matter expertise encompassing several disciplines such as molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, genetics, physiology or animal science. Based on experience the research post-doctoral fellow may train technical staff, graduate students and others in laboratory procedures may provide general supervision in the laboratory and assists with data management and analysis. In addition, the research post-doc fellow will be responsible for assisting the principal investigator in the planning and execution research projects, grant applications and publications. May further assist in the management of resource allocations, and may manage day-to-day activities in the laboratory, such as purchasing, oversight of laboratory animals, radioactivity, and biosafety issues. May guide or lead the work of peers, technicians or other diverse support staff as necessary to achieve specific assignments or complete large and complex projects.Minimum Education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Medical Doctor (MD)Specific Requirements and Preferences
PhD or MD (or equivalent doctoral degree) in an accredited college or university specializing in cell and molecular biology, immunology/genetics. (Required)Specific Requirements and Preferences
Completed training in a specialty in a field of research; demonstrated potential for successful career in research and related scholarly achievement. (Required)Functional Accountabilities
Responsible Conduct of Research
Collaborate effectively with CRI researchers, external agencies and institutions to develop cooperative research initiatives, promotes free discussion, research progress, skills productivity and morale with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders.Teamwork/Communication
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Position Location: (Washington DC)
Application Deadline Date: No deadline.