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Post Doc Fellow, Environmental & Public Health Sciences

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicine’s faculty are transforming the world of medicine every day.


A full time Post Doc Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. David Newburg in the Department of Environmental & Public Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine.  This postdoctoral position will utilize glycobiology / mass spectrometry and work in a state-of-the-art lab using a new Agilent QQQ for LC-MS analysis of bioactive carbohydrates. The lab has stable 5 years of funding for research on oligosaccharides that influence infection by SARS-CoV-2, influenza, and major respiratory pathogens of children. Research will involve mucosal immunology, pro-inflammatory signaling, and the respiratory and intestinal microbiota. The successful applicant will be part of a multi-disciplinary, collaborative team.

Cincinnati is a vibrant city with affordable housing and low cost of living, with an internationally oriented multicultural community. Good schools and world-class cultural activities provide an excellent backdrop from which to engage in cutting-edge research.

Essential Functions


  • Conduct research experiments in glycobiology / mass spectrometry within mucosal immunology, pro-inflammatory signaling, and the respiratory and intestinal microbiota.
  • Gather and analyze data and develop new ideas that promote mucosal immunology, pro-inflammatory signaling research.
  • Prepare data summaries, reports, manuscripts and presentations of research results.
  • Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentation; may assist in grant writing.
  • Keep informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance professional expertise.
  • Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies, as needed.
  • May teach techniques to others, train, and mentor junior research staff.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
  • Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members as well.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Minimum Requirements

• Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D., required.
• Good oral and written communication skills.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 62301 


Post Doc Fellow, Environmental & Public Health Sciences

Date:  Sep 4, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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