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Post Doc Fellow - Pharmacology and Systems Physiology

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Date: Apr 4, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

A Post-Doctoral Fellow position is available with Dr. Andrew Norman in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology. The Norman Lab has generated a humanized anti-cocaine antibody (mAb) that is beginning Phase IA clinical trials for the treatment of cocaine abuse. The fellow would have the opportunity to work on site directed mutagenesis of anti-cocaine mAb to improve its pharmacokinetic profile. The candidate will work in a team specializing in translational research to create, identify, and characterize a lead candidate for further pre-clinical and clinical development.


Position Description:

  • Engage in research experiments and assist other laboratory personnel. Actively assist in experiments, which may include, but are not limited to, site directed mutagenesis of antibodies, rodent tissue collection, cell culture, ELISA, affinity testing, behavioral studies, and pharmacokinetics. Assist in publication and communication of results.
  • Assist in training students and other trainees in laboratory procedures.
  • Work through the proposal development process to conceptualize, draft outlines, conduct research and write proposal sections to ensure overall quality, consistency and responsiveness of all elements of technical proposals; ensure the highest quality of writing for all proposal sections prepared by faculty and staff.
  • Opportunities to participate in preparation and writing of manuscripts and presentations at local and national meetings are anticipated.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with academic, professional, clerical staff and with representatives of collaborating laboratories at the University of Cincinnati in addition to outside collaborators in industry and regulatory bodies such as the NIH, FDA, and NIDA.
  • Provide flexibility where required and work occasional shifts to ensure strict deadlines are met.


Minimum QualificationsPhD, MD or MD/PhD degree in pharmacology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field.


Knowledge/Experience:  Professional that knows fundamental concepts of pharmacology, molecular biology, or biochemistry research discipline; demonstrates ability to learn, acquire new skills, work in teams, and work on pieces of projects/studies; and has experience with protein or antibody engineering.


This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.


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 / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


REQ: 36004


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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