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Post Doc Fellow, Environmental & Public Health Sciences

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Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine 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.


A full time Post Doc Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ying Xia in the Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The individual will join a team to conduct research in toxicology, genetics and developmental biology, focusing on gene-environmental interactions studies utilizing molecular biological tools in cell and mouse models.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct and design experiments in environmental genetics, embryonic development and stem cell biology using molecular biology approaches
  • Gather and analyze data, troubleshoot problems and develop new ideas that promote current research
  • Prepare data summaries, reports, manuscripts and presentations of research results
  • Keep informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance professional expertise
  • Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies, as needed
  • Teach techniques to others, train, and mentor junior research staff as needed
  • 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 research need. This job description can be changed at anytime

Required Education

Doctorate Degree in developmental biology, toxicology, or related field

Required Experience

Research experience in one of the fields: molecular biology, cell biology, signal transduction, gene regulation, toxicology, ophthalmology, developmental biology or embryology; hands-on experience with animal handling will be favorably considered.

Additional Qualifications Considered

Research and education in one of the areas: molecular biology, cell biology, signal transduction, gene regulation, toxicology, ophthalmology, developmental biology; strong publication records

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


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: 77601 


Post Doc Fellow, Environmental & Public Health Sciences

Date:  Jun 7, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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