20171128_2012_3896

Job ID: 
3896

Institution

Penn State University
Animal Science

Position Information

Position Title: 
Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type: 
Postdoctoral
Salary Range: 
$
Starting Date: 
January 1, 2018

Suggested Requirements

Education: 
Ph.D.
Education: 
M.D./D.V.M
Education: 
Postdoctoral
Citizenship: 
NA
Major Area of Expertise: 
Gametes
IVF
Stem Cells
Testis
Technical Requirments: 
Cell/Tissue Culture
Blotting/probing
Electron Microscopy
Genetic Manipulation
Histology
Immunohistochemistry/Immunofluorescence
Imaging/Image Manipulation
IVF
Protein Purification
qPCR
Sequencing and Analysis

Position Responsibilites

Teaching: 
0%
Research: 
100%
Extension: 
0%
Brief Description of Duties: 

A qualified and highly motivated individual is sought to fill a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to conduct studies of spermatogenesis and sperm function using cattle and mouse as models. The successful candidate will conduct research focused on the role of the PRAME (preferentially expressed antigen in melanoma) gene family during spermatogenesis and in male fertility. The projects will involve generation and characterization of a conditional Prame/Pramel1 knockout (KO) allele using the Cre-LoxP system, and a direct Pramel1 KO line using CRISPR/Cas9, as well as perform in vitro fertilization (IVF) in cattle for studying the function of PRAMEY. This individual will be expected to demonstrate the capacity for critical scientific thinking and creativity, design and conduct experiments, perform sample and data analysis, assist with student training, and prepare manuscripts for publication. The appointment is funded for one year from the date of hire with the possibility of reappointment depending on performance and funding availability. The Center for Reproductive Biology and Health (CRBH) (http://www.huck.psu.edu/center/reproductive-biology-health) provides a rich environment in which faculty, research associates and graduate/undergraduate students regularly interact and conduct collaborative studies. As a Center supported by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, CRBH faculty and students have access to the Institutes’ state-of-the-art core facilities. Qualifications for this position include an earned Ph.D. in Animal Science, Biology, Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biochemistry or a related discipline. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States. For additional information contact: Wansheng Liu, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science, 324 Henning Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Office: (814) 867-1673; Email: wul12@psu.edu; Web: http://animalscience.psu.edu/directory/wul12

Applications should be submitted to the job # 75562 through the Penn State OHR website: https://psu.jobs/job/75562

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