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POST DOCTORAL FELLOW/RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - SAKSENA LABThe laboratory of Dr. Seema Saksena in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago currently seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate to study the molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of intestinal membrane transporters implicated in the pathogenesis of IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Diseases). The candidate will contribute to the execution, analysis and interpretation of experiments designed to better understand the mechanisms underlying the regulation of intestinal membrane transporters under both physiological and pathophysiological conditions and perform general laboratory management tasks.Please upload a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information for three references to: Dr. Seema Saksena, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL, 60612.E-mail: saksena@uic.edu. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.Duties:Perform complex laboratory experiments using cell and molecular biology approaches.Conduct in vitro (intestinal cell lines) and in vivo (mice) experiments, including data collection, evaluation and interpretation.Maintain mouse colonies (husbandry and maintenance).Contribute materials to the writing of manuscripts, grants and other related documents based on research findings.Write and maintain comprehensive laboratory protocols and records of results.Assist with ordering lab supplies and maintaining laboratory stock and inventories.Candidates should be methodical, able to work independently and highly motivated to be a creative member of a research team. Candidates should also possess critical thinking abilities, strong communication, organizational and record-keeping skills. A commitment to research excellence and integrity is strongly desired.Qualifications:A Ph.D. in Biological sciences or related field is required. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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  • Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
  • Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation, and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings to the scientific audience and general public.
  • Study animal and human health and physiological processes.
  • Follow strict safety procedures when handling toxic materials to avoid contamination.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • MathematicsKnowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • ChemistryKnowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

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