Postdoctoral Research Position in Macrophage Cell Biology and Intravital Microscopy
The laboratories of Dr. Adam Hoppe and Dr. Darci Fink at South Dakota State University invite applications for a full-time postdoctoral research fellow. This position will lead a collaborative effort between these two research groups to extend studies of macrophage Fc receptor-mediated phagocytosis and macrophage-lymphatic interactions to an intravital microscopy platform.
Dr. Adam Hoppe is the director of a cross-disciplinary multi-institution research center - the BioSystems Networks and Translational Research Center (BioSNTR; <www.biosntr.sdepscor.org>). BioSNTR provides a rich network of collaborative scientists across South Dakota with state-of-the-art imaging and bioinformatics tools to address complex biological questions. The successful applicant will have access to world-class instrumentation and computing resources including an Olympus FLUOVIEW FVMPE-RS Multi Photon Laser Scanning Microscope equipped with two infrared wavelength femtosecond pulse lasers, an Illumina NextSeq high-throughput next-generation sequencing platform, and a high performance computing cluster.
- Protocol generation, experimental design, and research project management
- Publication of research findings and assistance in drafting grant proposals
- Laboratory mouse work including survival surgery and adoptive transfer experiments
- Intravital two-photon microscopy
- General laboratory techniques including molecular biology, protein biochemistry, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, and immunofluorescence
- Electronic lab notebook-based record keeping
- May supervise undergraduate or graduate student research projects
- May assist in general laboratory management duties such as maintaining laboratory equipment, purchasing supplies, and maintaining compliance
- Earned PhD or equivalent degree in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or a related discipline by start date
- Demonstrated research productivity in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or a related discipline
- Effective scientific writing and interpersonal communication skills