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Post Doctoral Fellow, Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

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Date: Feb 21, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Infectious Diseases

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine


The University of Cincinnati 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 has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica


UC is one of the largest employers in the Cincinnati region, employing over 15,000 full time and part time faculty, staff and student workers. The College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, is seeking a full-time, Postdoctoral Fellow. This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.


Essential Function


Postdoctoral Fellows serve temporary appointments, and work under the supervision of a faculty mentor who is responsible for the Fellow’s fiscal and intellectual activities.  Appointments shall not exceed five (5) years; however, short extensions may be granted when necessary to complete a critical research project.


Primary Duties

  • Perform and conduct research required by faculty supervisor to a high standard and in accordance with all institutional and federal regulations.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
  • May support the development of proposals for research-related funding and grants.
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research as directed by and with the support of associated faculty members.
  • Communicate to project team progress and results of research activities ensuring that relevant information and issues in the implementation of projects/experiments are captured in as comprehensive and timely manner as possible.
  • Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members as well.


Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D., required.  
  • Requires an in-depth knowledge of a specialized field, process, or discipline.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work and collaborate effectively with students, faculty and staff from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds


 Preferred Qualifications

  • Related experience working with dimorphic fungi either in fungal pathogenesis and/or fungal immunology is preferred.
  • Training in immunology, microbiology, and/or molecular genetics is strongly valued.
  • Experience in handling and working with mice and mouse tissues is essential.
  • Ability to perform cell culture, real time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, silencing of genes by siRNA or other means, and isolate and prepare phagocytes from mice and humans.
  • Capability to perform molecular biology studies on Histoplasma capsulatum is preferred.
  • Interested candidates will be expected to design and execute their own studies, analyze their data, write manuscripts related to their data, and prepare presentations for local, national, and international meetings.


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: 35952 


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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