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Post Doc Research Scholar

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Applications should include a current curriculum vita and a letter in which professional goals are outlined and the names and contact information of three professional references are listed.

Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type Post Doc
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Time-Limited Appointment Length No
If Yes, Appointment Length
Working Title Post Doc Research Scholar
Anticipated Hiring Range $42,778-$50,000
Position Number 00104303
Work Schedule 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday-Friday; Occasional Evening and Weekend Hours
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00
Department 194001 - Dept Molecular Biomedical Scie
Department 194001 - Dept Molecular Biomedical Scie
Job City & State Raleigh, North Carolina
Essential Job Duties

The laboratory of Dr. Troy Ghashghaei ( is seeking postdoctoral scholars with a strong interest in neurosciences. The successful candidate must possess past training in experimental approaches using, cellular, molecular and genetic mouse models. Preference will be given to individuals with documented experience with current molecular, biochemical and high throughput analytical methods applied to developing tissues and cells. The successful candidate will immediately become involved with NIH-funded projects addressing novel mechanisms underlying ependymal cell development, function and regulation of brain homeostasis using both in vivo and in vitro approaches. The post doc will have access to state-of-the-art tools with the possibility of developing their own. Applicants must have their PhD in cell cell/molecular biology, developmental biology, or other related field, and have at least one first authored manuscript in a reputable journal. A successful postdoc will fulfill their duties of overseeing their experimental platforms including mouse and reagent management, conduct experiments daily, collect and analyze data, and submit results for publication in reputable journals related to this field.

The broad objective of the project is to investigate the function of genes and proteins in genetic mice developed and under development in the laboratory. The individual who fills this position will assist in ongoing projects in the laboratory.
The main responsibilities will include:
1. Breeding and maintenance of genetic mice in our mouse colony.
2. Recording, photo-documenting, interpreting, and evaluation PCR-based genotyping data.
3. Supervising and training graduate students and temporary employees in the use of the mouse colony, including mouse handling and breeding procedures.

Other Work/Responsibilities

The successful candidate will establish a research project and obtain and maintain all necessary elements to run the project. The postdoc is expected to make presentations regarding his/her research, to publish their research results in peer-reviewed journals, and to participate in grant proposal preparation.

Minimum Experience/Education

Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D.) in appropriate field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.

Departmental Required Skills


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in appropriate field awarded no more than 5 years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Applications should include a current curriculum vita and a letter in which professional goals are outlined and the names and contact information of three professional references are listed.

Job Open Date 02/10/2017
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 03/01/2017

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
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Supplemental Question

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  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
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  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents