Postdoctoral Associate in Trypanosome Biology and Drug Discovery

Job Description


Postdoctoral Associate in Trypanosome Biology and Drug Discovery

A position in molecular cell biology (endocytosis or kinetoplast biogenesis), molecular pharmacology, and drug discovery in Trypanosoma brucei is available in the laboratory of Kojo Mensa-Wilmot at Kennesaw State University (https://facultyweb.kennesaw.edu/kmensawi/research.php).

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and research interests (less than 4 pages) by clicking on the apply now button. Two confidential letters of recommendation are required, and applicants must request that their referees send them directly to csmreferences@kennesaw.edu.

This position is grant funded. Continued employment is contingent upon the availability of grant funds.

Responsibilities

  • Plans and executes experiments, data analyses, submission of reports or of manuscripts to peer-reviewed publications, and/or attendance and presentation of research findings at appropriate venues of dissemination.
  • Develops and contributes to new ideas for research and directions within the research group.
  • Develops an Individual Development Plan (IDP) in collaboration with mentor
  • Maintains official records and documents, and ensures compliance with institutional policies, and federal, state, and local regulations
  • May teaching courses that may involve lecture and/or laboratory components, as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements: Ph.D. in molecular or cell biology or biochemistry from an accredited institution of higher education

Preferred Qualifications: Performs research duties, literature review, data analysis, manuscript and report preparation, and supervision of students.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Abilities: Able to handle multiple tasks or projects simultaneously to meet assigned deadlines

Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent research the ability to meet deliverables and milestones.
  • A record of creative and proactive approaches towards problem solving
  • Knowledge of and experience in general analytical methods development and good critical thinking practices
  • Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
  • Knowledge of and experience in cell biology, molecular biology, or related fields

Skills:

  • Outstanding manuscript writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem-solving, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management, and presentation skills.
  • Proficient with software applications and programs associated with the position (i.e . Microsoft Office suite)
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills
  • Experience with tissue culture, fluorescence microscopy, trypanosomatid biology, Leishmania biology, protein purification and characterization, RNA interference

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