Post Doctoral Researcher

Organization
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Job Location
601 Genome Way
Huntsville, AL 35806
Job Description

LABORATORY OVERVIEW

 

Dr. Richard M. Myers is President and Science Director of HudsonAlpha Institute. His laboratory works closely with other Faculty Investigators at HudsonAlpha, particularly with Drs. Sara Cooper and Greg Cooper and their laboratories, to develop and apply high throughput DNA sequencing and functional genomics technologies to study human biology and a variety of diseases. Projects include studies of multiple types of cancer, neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders, gene:environment relationships, and basic human genetics. Many of these projects also have opportunities for integration of multiple genomic datasets. See:

http://hudsonalpha.org/faculty/richard-myers   http://hudsonalpha.org/faculty/sara-cooper and http://hudsonalpha.org/faculty/greg-cooper

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Post Doctoral researcher contributes to scientific discovery with the objective of publishing original manuscripts in influential scientific journals. The Post Doc Researcher has the opportunity to utilize the state-of-the-art technologies and shared support services of HudsonAlpha while pursuing research interests that directly contribute to or enhance the ongoing projects of the Institute.

 

The Post Doc:

  • Conducts and contributes to original research under the guidance of Faculty Investigator
  • Provides expertise in research program design, conduct and analysis
  • Prepares manuscripts and co-authors papers for publication in high-quality journals
  • Presents findings to the scientific community
  • Assists in the mentoring and teaching of research staff
  • Helps ensure that the research methods and ultimate work product are reflective of the highest scientific standards of integrity, quality and confidence
  • Exhibits curiosity and enthusiasm for discovery; embraces the ever-changing scientific environment
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Doctoral degree from accredited institution in life sciences, biostatistics, or related field
  • Extensive laboratory and research experience that introduces or enhances a unique research capability at HudsonAlpha
  • A track record of high quality research work as evidenced by manuscript publication
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Experience advising on research methodology and analysis, as well as ability to interpret laboratory results and provide conclusions
  • Demonstrated ability to advance projects, managing multiple tasks and priorities
  • Proficiency with laboratory software, tools and equipment
About Our Organization

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a non-profit organization with the mission to use biotechnology and basic biological research to make important discoveries, improve human health, stimulate economic development, inspire young people to seek careers in science and teach members of the public the importance of science in their everyday lives. Located in Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, Alabama, one of the world’s leading science and technology parks, HudsonAlpha’s campus contains state-of-the-art laboratories for biological research and development, as well as education, in the areas of genomics, genetics and personalized medicine. 

A research duo finds that science and technology graduate students who turn away from academic careers do so because of changes in their own interests.

Students whose classmates are interested in science are more likely to think about a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, a new study says.

CNBC reports that the genetic counseling field is expected to grow as personalized medicine becomes more common.

Gladys Kong writes at Fortune that her STEM background has helped her as a CEO.