Job ID: 144694

Post Doctoral Fellow in Biochemistry, Bioengineering Oral Biology or Related Specialty

University of Missouri-Columbia

  • Jul. 17, 2020
  • Post Doctoral Fellow in Biochemistry, Bioengineering Oral Biology or Related Specialty
  • Biochemistry
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
    Columbia, MO
  • Aug. 30, 2020
  • until filled
  • Post-Doc
  • Chemistry - Biochemistry
    Biomedical Sciences
    Biology - Molecular
    Biology - Cell Biology
    Biology - Biochemistry
    Biology - General

NIH-funded Postdoctoral Research position with full benefits is available in the Baker Lab at the Life Sciences Center University of Missouri-Columbia. The primary objective of this position is to study epithelial inflammation towards developing novel treatments to treat and cure hyposalivation.

Development and execution of experiments, data analysis, manuscript preparation, presentation of results, and working with collaborators and other members of the research team at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Applicants must be self-motivated, methodical, detail-oriented, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:
Nearly Continuously: Lab environment.
Often: Infectious disease, oils
(there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids), hazards (includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, or exposure to chemicals).
Often: Exposure to animals.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required:
Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Why to work at MU?
Because Mizzou is not just a world-renowned educational and research institution, The University of Missouri is also one of the biggest, most versatile employers in Columbia, MO. And we don’t just have first-rate faculty and students, we have first-rate staff too! Whether you are a finance professional, a plumber, a research scientist, a preschool teacher, a food services worker, a custodian, a graphic designer, or a swimming coach, working at MU means you know you are a part of something big – you’re making a difference in the world. We have it all: challenging and engaging work, a wide variety of jobs to fit your career goals, great benefits, career development and training, work-life fit, beautiful surroundings, a rich tradition and history, a sense of community and belonging, and a proven commitment to diversity in the workplace. See the top ten reasons for working at MU.

The applicant must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Biochemistry, Biology, Physiology, Oral Biology or a related discipline. A strong background in molecular biology and imaging techniques as well as peer-reviewed publications are required. Ideally, the candidate will have additional expertise in more than one of the following areas: confocal microscopy, electrophysiology, protein expression, high-throughput screening, assay development, protein detection/quantification, and cell signaling. OSHA training and certification in animal care and use or the willingness to complete the certification may be required by some departments.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description

Application Materials
Complete Online Application, Resume, List of References (minimum three)

$48,000- 52,000 Annually.

Benefit Eligibility
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

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