Postdoctoral Fellow (Fleming Lab)

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow (Fleming Lab)

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Posting Details

Position Information
Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow (Fleming Lab)
Position Type Research
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position Summary Information
This is a postdoctoral position in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the laboratory of Sheila Fleming, Ph.D. Responsibilities include conducting basic science experiments in the field of Parkinson’s disease; presenting research results in oral and written formats; developing and maintaining knowledge of the current scientific literature. Operates highly independently. May supervise graduate students, professional student externs, and staff employees. This fellowship will last 1 year with the possibility for renewal on a yearly basis.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pay Grade: 8
Starting Salary Range: $46,300 – $54,788
Location: Rootstown, OH

Benefits Offerings Include:
- Training Offerings, including LSS Green & Yellow Belt and other professional development
- Competitive Health, Vision, Dental
- Flexible Spending Account
- State Retirement with 14% matching
- Excellent Vacation and Sick Time
- 11 Paid Holiday Days
- Wellness Offerings
- Short and Long Term Disability Coverage
- Long Term Care Coverage Offerings
- Life Insurance
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Principal Functional Responsibilities
1. Devise and perform new protocols and techniques for research projects and have a willingness to learn new methods and approaches of problem-solving.
2. Prepare reports and present research findings at national and international meetings.
3. Consults with principal investigator on projects and provides guidance to students, instructs and trains students and research staff in established techniques and procedures.
4. Oversees the maintenance of laboratory, equipment and supplies, as well as safety & animal regulations.
5) Perform other duties as assigned
Education/Degrees: Ph.D., or expected Ph.D. by time of appointment, in neuroscience, biological sciences, psychology, or related fields.
Experience: Research experience obtained via doctorate studies that include working with rodent models of neurological disease and experience using a spectrum of laboratory techniques that encompass behavioral and molecular approaches.
Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
  • Conceptual understanding of research issues.
  • Technical expertise in performing experiments.
  • Willingness and ability to work with laboratory rodents in conducting behavioral experiments
  • Ability to independently produce, analyze and present scientific data.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to write and publish independently.
  • Ability to communicate written or verbally with both non-scientific as well as scientific audiences
  • Ability and desire to develop grantsmanship in the preparation of competitive funding proposals.
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships, within individual work groups and across departments, through open communication and collaboration; works with others to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Provides high-quality customer service in all relationships with colleagues (inside and outside his/her department, students, NEOMED guests, and leaders; views all interactions as a potential customer service opportunity.
  • Self‐motivated, highly organized applicants with independent working abilities, interpersonal communication and writing skills.
  • Continual development of professional skills.

Core Competencies:
  • Leadership: NEOMED creates positive change by educating and training Ohio’s next generation of health professionals, educators and researchers through experiential learning, high-impact research, strategic partnerships, and innovation. By designing an environment where ideas and connections can flourish, NEOMED is transforming health care.
  • Exceptional Experience: By creating a welcoming, supportive, and well-resourced environment, NEOMED sets the stage for meaningful interactions among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners, and community members. The University empowers every individual to participate fully in the campus experience and the community that NEOMED serves.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: NEOMED recognizes, appreciates and celebrates all of the ways-from backgrounds to viewpoints-that people are different. The University’s culture is grounded in respect and thrives on the uniqueness of each individual. NEOMED encourages everyone’s participation by fostering policies and practices that ensure fair and just access, treatment, and opportunities for all.
  • People: Talent is NEOMED’s most valuable asset. The University invests in developing its faculty and staff to realize their fullest potential. As it works to attract and retain a diverse workforce and student body, NEOMED embraces opportunity and growth across all levels of the institution.
Preferred Qualifications
Must have experience in or be willing to learn how to perform: rodent behavioral studies including exercise, motor and cognitive testing, general handling and working with rodents (mice and rats) including but not limited to mouse breeding, genotyping, anesthesia, injections, and tissue collection for histology. Must have experience or be willing to learn techniques for neural tissue dissection, protein purification and detection, mitochondrial analysis, Western blotting, ELISA, qPCR, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, and other duties assigned for individual projects.
Physical Requirements
Must be able to utilize applicable equipment necessary for the job, as well as basic office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, stoop, kneel, sit; talk; and hear. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Posting Detail Information
NEOMED EEO Statement
NEOMED is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, NEOMED also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.), NEOMED prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

For concerns regarding discrimination, please contact:
Molly O’Malley
Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator
Northeast Ohio Medical University, G-212B
4209 St. Rt. 44, PO Box 95, Rootstown, OH 44272

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Letter