The Francis lab at Sanford Research has an opening for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to define the cellular and functional consequences of lipid metabolism on cell fate and function, with an emphasis on rare pediatric diseases. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to utilize a wide range of experimental approaches, including human iPSC-models, multielectrode array recordings, single cell RNA sequencing, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, transgenic mouse models, high content drug screens, and live-cell imaging studies to answer novel questions regarding the role of lipid species. Candidates with expertise in human iPSCs or other stem cell models, genome editing, and/or cell biology are particularly encouraged to apply. Broad experience in neurobiology and molecular biology is also desirable. This position will also assist in completion of grant applications and other regulatory documents. Write technical summaries and co-author articles for publication. Prepare and make formal presentations of research results. Typically works under broad direction of principal investigator. High level of knowledge in scientific research processes, procedures, and objectives. Possesses ability to implement experiments in the subject discipline with the ability to trouble shoot issues. Good knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject discipline required. Teach principles and techniques of medical and laboratory procedures to junior individuals working in the lab. Possesses ability to run complex pieces of equipment requiring advanced specialized training. Possesses knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analysis. Significant experience in analyzing and evaluating data. General level of knowledge of project management, decision-making, and analytical skills. Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively with a research group or team. Sanford Research is a multi-site institution and occasional local travel between sites may be required.
Qualifications Requires a doctorate degree in clinical, health, or life science field. Candidate will be provided mentorship and opportunities for professional growth.
Application Motivated individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Kevin.Francis@SanfordHealth.org
About Sanford Research Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, SD fosters a dynamic and collegial work environment with both basic and clinical research programs. Excellent laboratory space, facilities, and state-of-the-art equipment are available on-site. Sanford Research is the research arm of Sanford Health, the largest rural healthcare system in the Midwest. Sanford Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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