POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
Geisinger Health System - Danville, PA

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LOCATION : Research Center

JOB SUMMARY:

This training position provides opportunity for growth and development as an independent

investigator.

The trainee will conduct a specific research project under the supervision of the Staff or Senior Scientist and provide intellectual and technical resources to the research program. Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to dissection of the novel mechanism(s) linking Calcium Sensing Receptor signaling and trafficking, i.e., Agonist-driven insertional signaling [Science Signaling, 4(200), ra78 (2011); Molecular Endocrinology, 26(1), 2081-2091 (2012)].

Directly accountable to the Staff/Senior Scientist.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Conducts laboratory experiments related to a specific research project.

2. Gathers, summarizes, records, and interprets data obtained from research projects.

3. Plans subsequent work with approval of the principal investigator.

4. Reviews relevant literature to solve problems and contributes to manuscripts and

grants.

5. Develops experimental and research protocols for the laboratory.

6. May instruct other members of the lab in area of expertise.

7. May present experimental results at Weis Center for Research or outside scientific venues.

8. May perform other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Potential to work independently and complete complex assignments.

Demonstrated teamwork skills.

Development of skills in scientific written, oral, and electronic communications related to requirements of the position such as manuscript writing and scientific presentations in meetings.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

PhD or MD/PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, physiology or pharmacology, with experience in molecular biology/biochemistry, primary cell culture and microscopy.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is typically performed in a research laboratory environment.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

Starting with job offers dated February 1, 2012 and after, Geisinger Health System will no longer hire applicants who use tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and chewing or smokeless tobacco. Applicants will be screened for nicotine as part of the pre-employment physical process. Nicotine will be part of the urine drug screen. Applicants who test positive for nicotine will not be offered employment. Applicants who test positive may re-apply for jobs with Geisinger in six months.

DANVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA

Geisinger fosters an atmosphere of clinical excellence while offering the best of life in small-town America-good schools, safe neighborhoods with affordable housing and a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The surrounding natural beauty provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, canoeing, hiking and mountain biking. Urban life is easily accessible, with NewYork, Baltimore, Philadelphia or Washington DC just an afternoon’s drive away.

Geisinger Medical Center (GMC), located Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. GMC, a MagnetHospital, maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women’s health (in the Women’s Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.

Janet Weis Children’s Hospital (JWCH), located on GMC’s campus in Danville, is the region’s only dedicated 5 floors, 89 bed children's hospital with a full-service hospitalist program. JWCH provides medical malpractice insurance with tail coverage.

Henry Hood Center for Health Research (HHCHR), also located on GMC’s campus in Danville, Pa. was founded in 2003 and is a comprehensive enterprise that promotes traditional health services and clinical, epidemiologic and translational research.

GEISINGER HEALTH SYSTEM

Geisinger Health System serves nearly 3 million people in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania and has been nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. A mature electronic health record connects a comprehensive network of 4 hospitals, 38 community practice sites and more than 900 Geisinger primary and specialty care physicians.

As a not-for-profit, integrated-delivery health system, Geisinger is a national model of physician-led healthcare delivery. Geisinger is a leading-edge teaching institution with nearly 40 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Geisinger performs cutting-edge laboratory research at The Sigfried and JanetWeisCenter for Research.

The fourth annual Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) 15 Top Health Systems study ranks Geisinger as one of the top 15 health systems in the United States. Geisinger was also recently named to the Becker’s Hospital Review “100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” list for 2011.

Geisinger offers a competitive compensation package beginning day one of hire including comprehensive medical and retirement program benefits, domestic partner benefits, and more.

Starting with job offers dated February 1, 2012 and after, Geisinger Health System will no longer hire applicants who use tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and chewing or smokeless tobacco. Applicants will be screened for nicotine as part of the pre-employment physical process. Nicotine will be part of the urine drug screen. Applicants who test positive for nicotine will not be offered employment. Applicants who test positive may re-apply for jobs with Geisinger in six months.

RECRUITER

JOCELYN HEID

jheid1@geisinger.edu

Office 570-214-6117

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer

Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply

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