Post Doctoral Fellow

  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Pomona, CA, USA
  • Dec 27, 2023
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description


Post Doctoral Fellow

Posting Number: A00506
Position Status:
Campus: Western University Campus-Pomona, CA
Department: 1431-Dept. of Translational Research

Function: College of Osteopathic Medicine
Family: Research
Classification Series Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Classification Pay Scale
In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Full Salary Range
Minimum: $64,480.00
Maximum $64,480.00

Expected Pay Scale
Minimum: $64,480.00
Maximum: $64,480.00

Job Summary
This position is for qualified and highly motivated PhD or MD- PhD in the interdisciplinary research program that is seamlessly integrated with research and mentoring in several areas of translational sciences with pre-clinical and clinical scientists. Reports to Dr. Devendra Agrawal, Professor and Head, Department of Translational Research. Will assist Dr. Agrawal in maintaining the research laboratories and assist in the conduct of research projects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Expertise in cell and molecular biology, histomorphometric and epigenetic studies will be required. The postdoctoral fellows will work in one of the research areas, including arterio-venous fistula, occlusive arterial diseases, plaque instability, rotator cuff injury, and bronchial asthma. Knowledge in cell culture and pre-clinical testing of the molecules is preferable. To have the ability to design and conduct experiments independently, write manuscripts and fellowship applications, and present their research at national and international meetings.

Required Qualifications
PhD or MD- PhD in the interdisciplinary research program

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Date: 02/14/2022
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants

Essential Job Duties
Essential Job Duties

Job Duty
1.Supplies for Research Laboratories. Maintains and monitors an inventory/database of supplies, chemicals, etc. needed for research activities of Dr. Agrawal 
2.Reagent Preparation. Prepares, labels, and stores reagents in appropriate manner for use in research projects.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty
3. Design experiments, perform research experiments, collect data and analyze data. Under the supervision of Dr. Agrawal and his research collaborators, participates in designing research experiments, conducting research projects, collect and maintain records of all raw data from each experiment, and analyze data using appropriate statistical tools. 
4. Assist Dr. Agrawal and his research collaborators in large animal surgeries 
5. Prepare data for submitting reports to intramural and extramural funding agencies. 
6. Assist Dr. Agrawal by preparing appropriate figures and diagrams with description of the experimental methods and explanation of the results to submit grant proposals 
7. Write original research articles and critical review articles to submit for publication in peer-reviewed journals 
8. Write and submit grant proposals, as appropriate in the rank of postdoctoral fellow/research associate, to secure funding 
9.General Laboratory Maintenance and Safety. Oversees cleaning of Research laboratory on a regular basis.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty
10. Use and Maintenance of Laboratory Equipment. Experience in and/or development of abilities to use equipment items to perform PCR, Western blotting, tissue sections, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, cell culture, optical coherence tomography, ultracentrifuge, and others. Maintain equipment in general working order. Notify Dr. Agrawal of major equipment problems. 
11. Performs other duties and tasks as they relate to research and scholarly activity, as assigned by Dr. Agrawal 

Percentage Of Time

Describe Work Environment
Duties are routinely performed in a typical laboratory setting. While performing duties in this setting the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold (non-weather), and risk of electric shock.
The employee is regularly exposed to wet humid conditions (non-weather), moving mechanical parts, and high precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat (non-weather), and risk of radiation. The noise level in this setting may be loud due to the noise of ventilation system and hydraulic body hoist.

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