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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Levine Cancer Institute - Biostatistics

Date Posted: Jan 20, 2021
Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 844361
Job Family: Research Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: On Call
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 11011036640418-Bio Statistics - LCI
Location: LCI - 1021 Morehead Medical Dr


Job Summary

Designs experiments and conducts research procedures with other team members with minimal supervision. Develops research ideas and plans, conducts experiments, analyzes and prepares data for publication and presentation. Writes experimental protocols, abstracts, and manuscripts for publication, and assists in preparation of grant applications.

Essential Functions

  • Performs cell preparations and cultures; maintains cell lines, treats, harvests, and analyzes cell cultures and/or suitable animal tissues, including human tissues.
  • Performs analyses using biochemical techniques.
  • Establishes database management system.
  • Produces abstracts and manuscripts for publication and presentation at scientific meetings.
  • Assists with preparation of grant applications.
  • Assists in the development of new methodology in sample preparation, and analysis of samples for molecular and biochemical analyses.
  • Instructs and trains other laboratory employees in the use of the laboratory instruments, equipment, and techniques.
  • Coordinates with other researchers.

Additional Essential Functions


• Projects use multi-omics approaches to examine metabolic challenges of obesity in relation to cardiovascular disease (funded by NIH); and a nutrimetabolomics approach to identify the biomarkers of whole grain intake (funded by NIH and USDA).
• Perform statistical analysis of omics data and clinical data by using SAS, R, SIMCA, or other appropriate software applications and write reports, abstracts and manuscripts for publication.
• Performs literature review to identify and develop statistical methods for research projects
• Participates in regular project meetings and presents statistical analysis results to collaborators at other research universities
• Produces abstracts and manuscripts for publication and presentation at scientific meetings
• Assists with preparation of grant applications


Physical Requirements
Involves long periods of sitting or standing and some walking. Occasional lifting is necessary. Must be able to work with small mammals.

Additional Physical Requirements
Works in a fast-paced research environment. This position requires the ability to stand, walk, sit, lift, speak, hear, and use telephone. Is responsible for working in a safe manner.

Education, Experience and Certifications

MD, PhD or both in Proteomics, Biochemistry, Biology, or Bioinformatics required. 3 years of relevant pre-doctoral research experience required. Experience in cell cultures, biochemical techniques such as subcellular fractionation, MudPIT, and Western blot analysis preferred. Prior experience in database establishment and scripting languages preferred.

Additional Training and Certifications
Experience with statistical analysis of omics data and/or clinical data preferred. Proficient in SAS and/or R programing. Familiar with mixed-effects models and machine learning methods. Ability to create visualizations that effectively communicate results. Excellent oral and written communication skills.