Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Job Description


Postdoctoral Fellow

Posting Number: A00478
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 translational research program that is seamlessly integrated with research, training and mentoring in several areas of translational sciences with pre-clinical and clinical scientists. Reports to Dr. Devendra K. Agrawal, Professor and Head, Department of Translational Research and Senior Vice President for Research & Biotechnology. Will be trained and mentored while working with Dr. Agrawal in maintaining the research laboratories and in the conduct of the assigned research projects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Expertise in cell and molecular biology, histomorphometric, flow cytometry 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, and diabetic foot ulcer disease. 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 the findings at national and international meetings.

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

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Date: 09/02/2021
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 in the laboratory of Dr. Agrawal
2.Reagent Preparation. Prepares, labels, and stores reagents in appropriate manner for use in research projects.

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3. Design experiments, perform research experiments, collect, and analyze data. Under the supervision of Dr. Agrawal and his research collaborators, participates in designing research questions and experiments, conducting research experiments, collect and maintain proper records of all raw data from each experiment, and analyze data using appropriate statistical tools.
4.   Actively participate in large animal surgeries with Dr. Agrawal and his research collaborators
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.

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4.   Write original research articles and critical review articles to submit for publication in peer-reviewed journals
5.   Write and submit grant proposals, as appropriate in the rank of postdoctoral fellow/research associate, to secure funding
6.   Closely work with other research personnel, including health science students, in Dr. Agrawal’s research laboratory
7.General Laboratory Maintenance and Safety. Oversees cleaning of Research laboratory on a regular basis.

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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, flow cytometry, 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

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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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