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Post Doc Fellow, Environmental & Public Health Sciences

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Job Overview

The Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati within the College of Medicine is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow to work under general supervision of Katherine Burns, PhD. The Burns Laboratory’s research is focused on studying endometriosis, a gynecological disease that affects millions of women. The successful applicant will be involved in examining the etiology of endometriosis using a mouse model of disease and human tissue samples. The goals of the current project are to dig deeper into immune regulation during the development of endometriosis.


The ideal candidate will be a recent PhD graduate with background in reproductive biology or immunology to assist the Principal Investigator and laboratory. This position will conduct research and/or analyze research data and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of the University of Cincinnati. Preferences will be given to those with experience in flow cytometry, RT-PCR, western blotting, and animal handling techniques.


The University of Cincinnati (UC) is a premier, public, urban research university, ranked as one of America's top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News and World Report ranks UC in the Top Tier of America's Best Colleges and the College of Medicine ranks No. 44 for Medical School for Research. The 2018 Nature index of Life Science for the University of Cincinnati ranks 85 out of ~3000 Institutes worldwide. The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) at the University of Cincinnati conducts world-renowned research in environmental and public health, occupational safety and health, and molecular genetics.

Cincinnati is a vibrant city with a sprawling metropolitan area encompassing Northern Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Home to beautiful parks, historical architecture, museums, a symphony orchestra, ballet, major league sports (baseball, football, soccer), outdoor adventures, and a picturesque river valley, the area has received accolades for being a smart city with livable communities. In 2018, Cincinnati was ranked by Forbes as the 9th best U.S. city for raising a family, and as the 10th most affordable place to live in the U.S. by Cincinnati also ranks as the 4th best U.S. city for recreation by, and the park system rates as 8th best among U.S. cities by The Trust for Public Land.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct research experiments in a particular field within the pre-determined research scope and methodology.
  • Gather and analyze data and develop new ideas that promote current research.
  • Prepare and communicate 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.

Required Education

Doctoral Degree in immunology, reproductive biology, molecular biology, or recognized terminal degree, or the equivalent foreign equivalent.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Experience with mouse husbandry, mouse surgery, tissue collection, or primary cell culture.
  • Work independently and with the team, plan and execute experiments, prepare and revise manuscripts for publication, present preliminary findings, and help mentor undergraduate/graduate students.
  • Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee.

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: 82273 


Post Doc Fellow, Environmental & Public Health Sciences

Date:  Jun 10, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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