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Sanford Health Post Doctoral Fellow - Brain Development - Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Post Doctoral Fellow | Brain Development - Neurodevelopmental Disorders | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Department : Pilaz Lab - Sioux Falls

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr

JOB SUMMARY

The Pilaz lab studies the embryonic development of the cerebral cortex and the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental diseases such as autism, microcephaly and other forms of intellectual disabilities. Within the Pilaz Lab, the candidate would use mouse models to investigate how the regulation of transcription, RNA transport and local protein synthesis control key aspects of neuron and neural stem cell behaviors. Responsibilities may include omics analyses, in utero electroporation, histology, and time-lapse imaging of RNA metabolism in live tissue. The candidate is expected to design and develop research objectives for experimentation.

Other key aspects of the job and skills:

Assists in completion of grant applications and other regulatory documents. Writes technical summaries and co-authors articles for publication. Prepares and makes formal presentations of research results.

Typically works under broad direction of principal investigator. High level of knowledge in scientific research processes, procedures, and objectives. Possesses ability to implement experiments in the subject discipline with the ability to trouble shoot issues. Good knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject discipline a big plus.

Teach principles and techniques of medical and laboratory procedures to junior individuals working in the lab. Possesses ability to run complex pieces of equipment requiring advanced specialized training. Possesses knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analysis. Significant experience in analyzing and evaluating data.

General level of knowledge of project management, decision-making, and analytical skills. Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively with a research group or team. Sanford Research is a multi-site institution and occasional local travel between sites may be required.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Responds to shifting priorities while maintaining progress of regularly scheduled work. Approaches a complex problem by breaking it down into its component parts. Demonstrates experience engendering collaborative processes that lead to problem solving and the achievement of business goals. Processes large quantities of detailed information with high levels of accuracy. Makes sound recommendations when faced with complex and contradictory alternatives. Promotes an organizational culture that balances individual initiative and team collaboration and sharing of successes. Establishes critical processes and their controls. Documents plans with clear objectives, action steps, accountabilities, resource requirements and timelines. Uses varying problem-solving approaches and techniques as appropriate. Incorporates data from multiple Office files into a single, complex document. Demonstrates an ability to adapt to continuous change in work demands. Selects and applies appropriate supplies and equipment for a research study. Delivers written and oral communication, responds to questions and concerns, and produce specific outcomes and impact. Participates in delivery of training via various methods for existing lesson plans.

DEPARTMENT DETAILS

The Pilaz lab studies the embryonic development of the cerebral cortex and the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental diseases such as autism, microcephaly and other forms of intellectual disabilities. Within the lab, this candidate would use the mouse model to investigate how the regulation of chromatin accessibility, RNA transport and local protein synthesis control key aspects of neuron and neural stem cell behaviors. Responsibilities may include omics analyses, in utero electroporation, histology, and time-lapse imaging of RNA metabolism in live tissue.

The candidate for this positions should have excellent communication skills (both oral and written), be highly organized, and work well in a team. The candidate must be able to perform independent scientific research including the design and development of research objectives for experimentation; analyze and evaluate findings; assist in the completion of grant applications and regulatory documents; write technical summaries and co-author articles for publication; prepare and make formal presentations of research results; and be able to work under broad direction of principal investigator. It is preferred that the candidate have technical experience in molecular biology, cell culture, protein/RNA biochemistry, neuroscience, and/or histopathology.

For more information on Sanford Research visit: https://research.sanfordhealth.org/ .

QUALIFICATIONS

Requires a doctorate degree in a clinical, health, or life science field.

Management experience is highly recommended. Selected from an international applicant pool.

About Sanford Health:

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City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Job Function: Research

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD12124

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