Postdoctoral Fellow, Integrative Medical Sciences (Dr. Liya Yin)

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow, Integrative Medical Sciences (Dr. Liya Yin)

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Posting Details

Position Information
Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow, Integrative Medical Sciences (Dr. Liya Yin)
Position Type Research
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position Summary Information
Reports to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Liya Yin. Responsibilities include designing, conducting, and analyzing scientific experiments; presenting research results in oral and written formats; and developing and maintaining knowledge of the current scientific literature. Highly independent and self-motivated. Able to direct research and technical staff.

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) Breeds and maintains genetic mouse lines. Performs cell/molecular biology experiments, immunochemistry, imaging, primary cell culture, Cell energy metabolism with Seahorse, Western-blot, RNA sequencing and single cell-RNA -sequencing, and bioinformatic analysis.
2) Isolation of mouse vessels, including the aorta coronary artery, and perform vasodilation studies with myograph. Perform animal experiments (survival surgical procedure, e.g., contrast echocardiography, echocardiography, Doppler, treadmill, blood pressure measurement with a catheter) and data analysis.
3) Consult with the PI on projects and guide students; instruct and train students and research staff in established techniques and procedures.
4) Maintains general laboratory cleanliness and safety, equipment and supplies, and enforces regulations as necessary.
5) Devises new protocols and techniques for research projects
6) Reports and presents research findings and developments to the Principal Investigator and in lab meetings. Draft manuscripts for publication at least one per year.
Ph.D., MD, or MD/Ph.D. degree required in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry or molecular genetics, physiology and microcirculation with emphasis on in vitro and in vivo research techniques, or an equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience.
Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
* Skilled in EndNote, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Prism
* Works effectively and efficiently independently or as a team
* Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Continual development of professional skills
* Conceptual understanding of research issues
* Working experience with genetically modified animals is a must.
* Technical expertise in performing DMT vasodilation, single cell-seq, light sheet microscopy experiments
* Ability to independently produce, analyze, and present scientific data
* Ability to write and publish independently

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
Doctoral research training in cell molecular biology/biochemistry/physiology. Research experience in coronary circulation and microvascular dilation, cell and molecular signaling related to endothelial function, vasodilation in diabetes, RNA-seq and single cell-seq, bioinformatic analysis, confocal/multi-photon or light sheet imaging is preferred. Experience working with coronary artery isolation and vasodilation in DMT wire systems and in vivo animal models, cardiovascular system/cells is highly desirable.
Physical Requirements
Must utilize a phone, computer screen, and other office equipment. While performing the job duties, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, or hear and occasionally stand, walk, reach, stoop, or kneel. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally.
Posting Detail Information
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