The Wells lab seek motivated collaborative postdoctoral fellows to investigate single cell genomics of human GI organoids in regenerative medicine. Studies will focus on bioengineering nextgen multilineage organoids and defining the genetic/epigenetic regulation of the mesenchymal niche that supports engraftment during transplantation. CuSTOM (www.cincinnatichildrens.org/custom ) is a multi-disciplinary center of excellence integrating developmental and stem cell biologists, clinicians, bioengineers and entrepreneurs with the common goal of accelerating discovery and facilitating bench-to-bedside translation of organoid technology. Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation is the largest pediatric research institute in the world, with a multibillion-dollar endowment and state-of-the-art facilities including a human pluripotent stem cell facility, CRISPR genome editing, single cell genomics, biomedical informatics, a Nikon Center of Excellence and much more.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Design, execute, and record laboratory experiments, and analyze the data.
Research and improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques. Implement this knowledge in the Division/Department.
Present research at laboratory meetings, journal clubs, seminars, and meetings.
Draft, write, and edit scientific reports, papers, journal articles, abstracts, and grants.
Maintain currency in field through continuing education, literature, and seminars.
Attend required Cincinnati Children's training sessions and ensure regulatory compliance with all policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Cincinnati Children's Research and Training at a Glance
Among the top in NIH funding for pediatric research institutions
Over 1.4 million square feet of research laboratory space
900+ scientists conducting basic, translational, and clinical research
Over 2000 publications annually in top-tier journals
Access to Employee Resource Groups and Mentorship programs
Postdocs have gone on to careers in academia, biotech, pharma, teaching etc.
Required: Ph.D. in related discipline, MD, or equivalent required
Preferred: Successful candidates must hold the PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degrees be highly motivated and have passion for collaborative research. Experience with computational biology and/or human pluripotent stem cells is an advantage.
REQUIRED SKILLS: Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrate attention to detail, strong organizational skills, supervisory ability, and an innovative approach to experimental design. Computer literate and working knowledge of software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, and database). Analytical ability sufficient to compare data; mathematical ability sufficient to perform algebraic calculations and statistical analysis. Ability to synthesize information and to create and deal with new situations by applying past experiences. Expressed willingness to teach others and share results. Capable of meeting time demands necessary to execute experiments.
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