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The Searles lab is broadly focused on posttranscriptional mechanisms responsible for regulation of vascular gene expression and development of cardiovascular disease. We are looking for a post doctoral trainee to work on a project that will investigate human blood transcriptomics as an applied genomics approach to enhance clinical investigations. This project is part of a collaboration between Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Georgia Tech that is focused on enhancing training in translational genomics. Candidates should have experience working with blood samples, RNA isolation techniques, and analysis RNA sequencing data. Preference will also be given to candidates who have had training in computational analysis of omics data.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
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