Post Doc Fellow, Environmental & Public Health Sciences

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

ID: 7069775
Posted: September 14, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The University of Cincinnati (UC) 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 and World Report ranks UC in the Top Tier of America's Best Colleges and the College of Medicine ranks No. 44 for Medical School for Research. The 2018 Nature index of Life Science for the University of Cincinnati ranks 85 out of ~3000 Institutes worldwide. The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) at the University of Cincinnati conducts world-renowned research in environmental and public health, occupational safety and health, and molecular genetics.

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Katie Burns at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Environmental Health and Public Health Sciences. The Burns Laboratory’s research is focused on studying endometriosis, a gynecological disease that affects millions of women. The successful applicant will be involved in examining the etiology of endometriosis using a mouse model of disease and human tissue samples. The goals of the current project are to better understand the immune regulation in endometriosis.

The ideal candidate will be a recent PhD graduate with a background in reproductive biology or immunology. Preferences will be given to those with experience in flow cytometry, RT-PCR, western blotting, and animal handling techniques. Prior experience with mouse husbandry, mouse surgery, tissue collection, or primary cell culture are desired, but not required. The successful candidate will be expected to work independently and with the team, plan and execute experiments, prepare and revise manuscripts for publication, present preliminary findings, and help mentor undergraduate/graduate students.

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 Qualifications:

Ph.D., M.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.

Application Process: Attach your CV/Resume to your Applicant Profile and contact information for three (3) references. Include a cover letter with a statement of research interests under the 'Additional Documents' section of the posting.

Cincinnati is a vibrant city with a sprawling metropolitan area encompassing Northern Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Home to beautiful parks, historical architecture, museums, a symphony orchestra, ballet, major league sports (baseball, football, soccer), outdoor adventures, and a picturesque river valley, the area has received accolades for being a smart city with livable communities. In 2018, Cincinnati was ranked by Forbes as the 9th best U.S. city for raising a family, and as the 10th most affordable place to live in the U.S. by Cincinnati also ranks as the 4th best U.S. city for recreation by, and the park system rates as 8th best among U.S. cities by The Trust for Public Land.

For additional information you may visit or contact Dr. Katie Burns, Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Kettering Lab Building, 160 Panzeca Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0056 or via email to

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.


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