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Posting Date: March 29, 2018                                                         Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow                                              Location: College of Arts and Sciences- Biology

Status: Full Time

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University seeking “Excellence in Every Way,”  the ideal Postdoctoral Research Fellow will possess the willingness to use their expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
The overall aim of this research group is to better understand prostate cancer development, the emergence of subtypes, and their therapeutic response/resistance.

  • Design and carry out high level, complex research experiments while functioning independently under the general direction of the principal investigators
  • Perform molecular and cellular experiments
  • Maintain cell cultures and in vivo experiments
  • Execute and perform research and deliver results in a timely manner
  • Supervise and manage a team of research scientists in alignment with project priorities
  • Lead small teams in support of logistics and research operations


  • Must have a PhD in a biological science such as molecular cell biology, cancer biology, or genomic analysis
  • At least two years' experience in cancer research fields
  • Experience with cell imaging, bio-informatics analysis or onco-pathological research is desirable
  • Must have gained significant experience and expertise in statistical analysis, bioinformatics, large-scale analyses of next-generation sequencing data, and cancer genomics; in vivo cellular and molecular pathology, FISH, multi-color flow cytometry, IHC, RNA-seq, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience in detecting proteins with western blot, ELISA, IHC, IF, and in detecting gene expression using varies methods; in-depth knowledge and experience in histology, pathology, and in vivo imaging using confocal microscope, IVIS, and other tools
  • Significant record of scientific publications is required and at least first-author 2 publications in international and peer-reviewed journals. Strong writing skills are mandatory
  • Experience in handling of human tissue/FFPE samples and Aperio scanner is a plus
  • Must communicate effectively interpersonally and in writing

Commensurate with education, training and experience; **Position available initially for 2-3 years and may extend with salary contingent upon outside funding.

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, (3) letters of reference (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Office of Human Resources
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
1200 West Montgomery Road
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address:    Fax: 334-724-4319
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verification on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment. Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.