Post Doctoral Scientist – Center for Vaccine and Immunity
Works under the mentorship of an established CRI principal investigator or Senior Research Scientists to design experiments and develop protocols to conduct research in a specific scientific area. From the results of studies, helps to develop hypotheses for further investigation. Prepares technical materials such as abstracts, annual reports, scientific papers and presentations. Publishes scientific articles in appropriate refereed journals. Works toward a goal of becoming independent in his/her research effort, and eventually obtaining external research funding. Appointment as a Post Doc is a maximum of 5 years in length.
Schedule: Full time, Benefits Eligible
Abigail Wexner Research Institute
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
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- With guidance from a CRI mentor, design experiments and develops protocols required to conduct productive research in a specific scientific area. After the study has been designed, performs the research work in accordance with the protocol.
- Helps to train and supervise technical support staff in performing specific techniques essential to carrying out the research program.
- Records and analyzes data generated by the research study and helps to plan future research endeavors.
- Prepares scientific and technical papers from the results of the research work. Publishes papers in appropriate refereed scientific journals. Presents findings at local (particularly CRI research meetings) and national research forums.
- If appropriate, collaborates with other ongoing research efforts either at CRI or at The Ohio State University.
- This is considered a training position therefore the RI will allow a trainee 5 years to advance beyond the level of Post Doc.
- Works toward research independence. Prepares to submit proposals to and obtain funding from external granting agencies.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- MD, Ph.D, Pharm.D., or equivalent degree.
- Necessary technical skills in the appropriate area of research.
- Ability to do technical writing, and good communication skills.
- Four or more years of experience in a highly related scientific research field.
Percent of time spent on:
25% Designing and developing protocols
25% Performing research work
25% Recording and analyzing data generated by research study
10% Preparing scientific and technical papers
03% Liaison with OSU researchers
02% Miscellaneous paperwork associated with research
Minimum physical requirements:
100% Kneeling / reaching
100% Finger dexterity
100% Talking / hearing / seeing
33% Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds for 1-5 minutes
Pressure in this position will vary depending on the workload. The workload will be heavy but manageable most of the time. Pressure may arise in the face of deadlines associated research and manuscript writing.
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.