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Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Post-Doctoral Fellow

Full Job Description

Perform scientific techniques or research protocols. Assist the Principal Investigator in designing and performing protocols. Design and perform experiments. Collect and log research data. Participate in implementing research objectives, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory and protocol guidelines. Assist other lab members with experiments as required. May mentor research assistants and students.

With the assistance of the mentor, find and write research grants with the goal of obtaining additional research grant funding. Responsibilities may also include coordinating correspondence with applicants and grantees, acknowledging receipts of proposals, and maintaining a system to track proposals.

Evaluate and perform preliminary analysis of the data using graphs, charts or tables to highlight the key points of the research results collected in accordance with the research protocols as stipulated.

Prepare and present presentations regarding research project results for professional, scientific and academic conferences. Summarize and organize data results for submittal to academic and scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. Write scientific manuscripts and other documents for publication. Fact-check, proofread, and edit research documents to ensure accuracy.

Maintain the laboratory work areas including routine maintenance on laboratory equipment as required. Order and organize required research supplies and records. Maintain cleanliness and organization of work station.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Unique Duties

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Auditory and Vestibular Function

A postdoctoral position is available in the Holt Laboratory at Wayne State University to study ascending brainstem circuits and intrinsic molecular targets affected by noise induced damage of auditory and vestibular afferents.

The Holt Lab is committed to preparing postdoctoral fellows for developing and attaining an independent research program.

Detroit Metro Area: The Holt Lab is located at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Located in the heart of midtown Detroit, WSU is near many of Detroit's best dining, entertainment, and shopping establishments. Detroit's blend of culturally-rich historical areas and upscale downtown areas offers a unique setting to study, work, and live. Detroit is also home to, four professional sports teams, America's second-largest theater district, and numerous museums.

This is a funded two year position with potential for extension. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience (NIH scale). A cover letter is required addressing your interest in the postdoctoral position with an outline of relevant skills and experiences. Please include the names of three references.


Preferred Qualifications

The successful applicant will be highly motivated, well organized, and inquisitive. A recent PhD in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or a related field is required. Experience with neurophysiology, molecular biology, and/or imaging is preferred, but candidates with other relevant experience will be considered.

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Research Assistants/Associates

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