Post Doctoral Fellow
Veterans Medical Research Foundation - San Diego, CA

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Qualifications Summary:
Doctoral degree (Ph. D.) or equivalent.

Job Description Summary:
Will work independently and efficiently on research projects as directed by PI. Will generate and analyze data from a wide variety of laboratory techniques and analytic instrumentation, such as isolation of DNA, RNA, and protein; PCR and real time RT-PCR; electrophoresis of DNA and protein; Western blot analysis; cell culture (maintaining cell lines and isolation of primary cells from animal tissue); and microscopy (immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry). Will troubleshoot and optimize bioassays or other techniques. Will work with mice including both in vitro and in vivo studies. Will prepare charts, graphs and/or models invoving experimental data. Will analyze data using computer technology and applications and/or statistical analysis. Will discuss findings regularly with PI and other scientists to evaluate validity of findings. Will prepare reports and papers of completed projects for publication in technical journals, presentation at regular lab meetings or conferences. May contribute to securing of extramural funding as necessary through governmental grants, foundations, institutes, and/or corporate sponsors. May perform additional duties as required.