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Postdoctoral and Senior Postdoctoral Researcher Sample Position Description
 

Postdoctoral Researcher (F775)

Mission:  Functioning somewhat independently, the Postdoctoral Researcher will design, organize and conduct highly specialized and advanced experiments using established scientific protocols and procedures and in some cases designing new protocols; summarize findings and publish results in research journals; assume general responsibility for scientific operations of the laboratory; provide supervision and guidance to junior technicians, students, and researchers.

Examples of Duties:    

  • Design and implement research protocols; design safety procedures; adapt new procedures, methods or instrumentation relative to research procedures.
  • Oversee media preparation, animal maintenance and equipment maintenance; quality control analysis of reagents.
  • Collect, prepare and analyze research data;  keep a detailed notebook summarizing experiments and recording research data;  maintain computer database of research data;  tabulate and display data for presentation in research conferences and for manuscript preparation;  use graphics and statistical software to analyze and present data.
  • Supervise other personnel in the laboratory to coordinate research efforts for increased efficiency; participate in training of fellows, residents, students and volunteer workers as needed.
  • Search pertinent scientific literature as needed.
  • Assist with ordering and procurement of supplies and equipment and with general maintenance of laboratory.

Qualification Requirements: Ph.D. in a basic or health science.  MD or DDS also acceptable.  0 – 2 years of relevant experience in a research environment.

 

 

Sr.  Postdoctoral Researcher (F774) 

Mission:  Functioning independently, the Postdoctoral Researcher will design, organize and conduct highly specialized and advanced experiments using established scientific protocols and procedures and in some cases designing new protocols; summarize findings and publish results in research journals; assume general responsibility for scientific operations of the laboratory; provide supervision and guidance to junior technicians, students, and researchers.

Examples of Duties:

  • Design and implement research protocols; design safety procedures; adapt new procedures, methods or instrumentation relative to research procedures.
  • Oversee media preparation, animal maintenance and equipment maintenance;  quality control analysis of reagents.
  • Collect, prepare and analyze research data;  keep a detailed notebook summarizing experiments and recording research data;  maintain computer database of research data;  tabulate and display data for presentation in research conferences and for manuscript preparation;  use graphics and statistical software to analyze and present data.
  • Supervise other personnel in the laboratory to coordinate research efforts for increased efficiency;  participate in training of fellows, residents, students and volunteer workers as needed.
  • Search pertinent scientific literature as needed.
  • Assist with ordering and procurement of supplies and equipment and with general maintenance of laboratory.

Qualification Requirements:  Ph.D. in a basic or health science.  MD or DDS also acceptable.  3 or more years of relevant experience in a research environment.