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Postdoctoral Research Associate – USC Craniofacial Biology

Posted by , on 7 December 2016

Closing Date: 15 March 2021


Postdoctoral Research Associate

Craniofacial Biology – University of Southern California Health Science Campus

We are seeking a promising postdoctoral research associate, with expertise in molecular biology and bioinformatics. The program’s goal is to create the next generation of cutting-edge dental and oral health researchers in the U.S. and to shape independent scientists who are able to initiate research programs that will ultimately improve world health.  This appointment provides a broad, interdisciplinary experience preparing postdoctoral researchers to generate new discoveries that identify, prevent, treat and cure diseases of the craniofacial complex. The ideal candidate seeks advanced training in all aspects of molecular and oral biology, bioinformatics and oral pathology.

Postdoctoral associates will thrive in an integrated curriculum that includes mentoring, scientific advancement, career development, publication and grantsmanship.  The curriculum is taught through symposiums, seminars, clinical research centers and collaborate research.  Mentors are committed to helping students transition from scholar to independent investigator in an academic or industry environment.

Position Accountabilities:

  • serves as a research associate for the purpose of enhancing and developing research competencies. Participates in planning, designing and conducting highly technical and complex research projects under the direction of a supervising mentor/ personal investigator (PI). May or may not work independently.
  • Identifies, researches, compiles and evaluates data sources, background information and/or technology related to area of specialization.
  • Analyzes and evaluates research data utilizing computers and provides interpretations requiring significant knowledge of a specialized area of research. Searches literature, utilizing all available resources including electronic, regarding new methodology and designs experiments accordingly.
  • Contributes to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepares technical reports, papers and/or records.
  • Operates and maintains sophisticated laboratory/scientific equipment.

Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous five years

Minimum Experience: 0-1 year

Minimum Field of Expertise:  Education in Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics and/or Biostatistics research with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.  US citizenship required.

Preferred Education: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology with experience in Bioinformatics

Preferred Experience: Directly Related Research. Publications in peer-reviewed journals in the same or related field.

Skills: Analysis
Communication — Written and Oral Skills
Conceptualization and Design
Problems identification and Resolution
Project Management
Statistical analysis

Special Instructions to Applicants: A copy of the doctoral diploma or other certification that indicated that the terminal degree has been completed satisfactory is required. If the doctoral candidate has not yet obtained a degree, he/she should provide evidence that a thesis has been approved together with a documented indication of the expected date of formal graduation. It is the responsibility of the faculty mentor to verify documentation. The documentation is to be filed with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

For immediate consideration, please email CV to: Janice Bea (

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