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Post Doctoral Fellow/Senior Biologist - Department of Ophthalmology

West Virginia University
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West Virginia University Research Corporation is currently accepting applications for a Post Doctoral Fellow/Senior Biologist with the Department of Ophthalmology

About the Opportunity

This position is a full- time employment and be responsible for carrying out projects proposed in the PI's RO1 grant and start to work on new projects. The person will also be responsible for training other junior employees in the lab. The position responds to inquiries and resolves matters of relatively high complexity. Responsibilities require critical thinking, performing experiments, writing papers, and assisting PI in new grant applications. 

At WVU Research Corporation, we strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU Research Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to suit your needs:
* 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
* 403(b) retirement savings with a fully vested 3% employee contribution match, (Employees have the option of contributing an additional 1-3% of their earnings to the plan, which is also matched by the WVURC)
* A range of health insurance and various other benefits
* Dependent Education Scholarship
* WVU Perks
* And More!!

What you'll do:

  • Be responsible for 2 projects in the lab, can think independently.  
  • Perform routine lab experiments without supervision.
  • Training junior employees in the lab to maintain the animal colonies, and genotypes, prepare reagents and buffers
  • Assist PI and other investigators in the lab with their experiments as needed.
  • Keep detailed records of research data,
  • Document, analyze and present experimental results and discussion findings with lab meetings and research group meetings.
  • Writing and submitting papers
  • Assist PI in grant applications 

  • Ph.D in health sciences, biomedical or related field with knowledge in vision research
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant research experience during PhD training in biology laboratory setting.  
  • Strong verbal and written communication, time management, organizational, and self-motivation skills.
  • Skilled at using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Knowledge of working with mice, aseptic technique, general molecular biology protocols, general microbiological procedures.
  • Knowledge of general laboratory terminology. Knowledge of inherited retinal diseases, experience in vision research is preferred
  • Ability to gather, understand and implement technical protocols from current literature.
  • Ability to read literature and formulate own ideas
  • Ability to analyze data and make figures for publications.
  • Follow oral and written instructions and apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 

About Research Corporation 

The WVURC was created as a not-for-profit corporation in 1985 to support research (R1) at West Virginia University. We provide evaluation, development, patenting, management, and marketing services for inventions of the faculty, staff and students of the University.

The WVURC receives and administers funds awarded by external agencies for research and other activities and is responsible for helping protect intellectual property through patents, copyrights and licensing agreements for start-up companies based on University research.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic environment is core to WVURC's mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

West Virginia University Research Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity among its employees and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.  


Job Posting: Dec 6, 2023

Posting Classification: Research Corporation

Exemption Status: Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Schedule: Full-time
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