Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Cystic Fibrosis/Sickle Cell Lung Disease – Kopp Lab
Job Number: 68830
Location: ATLANTA, US
Our team is part of the Center for Cystic Fibrosis and Airways Disease Research (CF-AIR) at Emory University, which exists to answer questions that will improve the early diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of society’s most important pediatric diseases by combining high-quality, fact-based lab discoveries and innovative patient-based research. Applicants will benefit from a vibrant community of researchers with comprehensive training opportunities and interactions with clinicians, patients, and caregivers.
The Kopp Lab utilizes multidisciplinary and innovative approaches to advance our understanding as to how innate immunity contributes to the pathogenesis of chronic lung diseases. We focus on host-pathogen interactions that impact chronic respiratory diseases such as CF and lung disease related to sickle cell. The two main areas of this research include how innate immune cells fail to regulate infection in chronic lung diseases as well as elucidating biomarkers/pathways of early inflammatory airway disease. We use the information gained to help develop novel therapeutics and targets to allow for improved killing of bacteria and regulation of hyper-inflammatory signaling in chronic respiratory diseases.
Our passion and vision are to rapidly translate research discoveries into effective treatment and prevention strategies for children and adults afflicted with chronic respiratory diseases such as CF and sickle cell. To achieve these goals, we actively engage in translating our findings from the bench to the clinic whenever possible, aligned with Dr. Kopp’s goals as a physician-scientist.
Qualified candidates will be asked for additional supplemental items including CV, references, and a one-page statement of research interests.
Develops and implements research projects in conjunction with PI; identifies methodological problems in research protocols and develops solutions to those
Independently performs assessments of immune responses to bacterial infection.
Collects and analyzes data in accordance with appropriate statistical procedures and prepare reports, inclusive of graphs, tables, and captured images of the results of studies.
Maintains detailed laboratory notebooks and electronic records.
Monitors use of reagents and supplies to assure budgetary constraints are followed.
Maintains a clean working area and adheres to proper safety techniques and procedures.
Communicates daily with PI and lab teammates to discuss results, progress, and coordinate efforts.
To be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Independently execute research studies according to grant and research proposals within stated deadlines.
Analyze data and prepare results of experimental findings for presentation to colleagues, at professional conferences and for publication in scientific journals.
Assure compliance with research protocols and safety requirements.
Oversee and direct undergraduate students, research interns and other trainees in the timely completion of experiments, proper conduct of research and accurate record keeping.
Support a collaborative research environment and provides guidance on technical and operational aspects
Actively participate in collaborative lab meetings to present
Read and review scientific
Manage laboratory needs (e.g. ordering, organizing, training and compliance).
Education: PD, Ph.D, Pharm.D., or equivalent degree preferred
Skilled in laboratory techniques required for microbiological and immunological assessments (e.g. sterile technique, cell culture, flow cytometry, Western blotting, immunofluorescent microscopy) and genetic analyses.
Must have strong attention to detail and high degree of accuracy in
Must have excellent verbal and written communication and organizational
Must be able to work independently and as part of a collaborative
Willing and eager to learn novel and evolving
Excellent math skills are required.
Utilizes software applications to assemble, format and perform statistical analyses of
Eager to develop new protocols.
Bioinformatics experience is encouraged.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
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Application Deadline: 2024-01-31