Post Doc Fellow, Cancer Biology University of Cincinnati University of Cincinnati

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL


Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university, ranked as one of America's Top 30 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News and World Report has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America's Best Colleges. The College of Medicine is a Top 50 Medical School for Research. The 2020 Nature index of Life Science for the University of Cincinnati is ranked as Top 100 out of ~3800 Institutes worldwide. In the Web of Sciences ESI ranking, all research catalogs related biology and medicine for University of Cincinnati fall into top 1% globally.

Dr. Jiajie Diao, Department of Cancer Biology, currently has a NIH-funded postdoctoral position available. More information about our research can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/diaojj/. This position will support the University's mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.

This position is a temporary appointment as a research trainee.

This position will assist Dr. Jiajia Diao in the study and research analysis of alpha-synuclein and its role in regulating SNARE-mediated membrane fusion using reconstituted systems with recombinant proteins for in vitro analysis. Particular emphasis is on mechanistic studies using transient kinetic methods (fluorescence) as well as thermodynamic (equilibrium binding and isothermal titration calorimetry), single-molecule fluorescence and structural (x-ray crystallography & electron microscope) approaches.


Essential Functions

Conduct research experiments in a particular field within the pre-determined research scope and methodology.

Gather and analyze data and develop new ideas that promote current research.

Prepare data summaries, reports, manuscripts and presentations of research results.

Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentation; may assist in grant writing.

Keep informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance professional expertise.

Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies, as needed.

May teach techniques to others, train, and mentor junior research staff.

Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.

Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members as well.

Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.


Required Education

Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) in in Biophysics, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomaterials, Bioengineering, Biomedicine, or Pharmaceutical Sciences or similar.


Required Experience

Strong expertise in biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology techniques, in particular protein expression, purification and characterization.


Application Process

Please include 2-3 professional references.


Physical Requirements/Work Environment

Sitting – Continuously


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a
Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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