Post-Doctoral Fellow, Wayne State University

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Wayne State University

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Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Based on the year of the scholar/fellow, this distribution will change. Earlier in their career they will directly conduct research, whereas later, as they become ready to apply for other positions or transition away from postdoc status, they focus on papers, grants etc.

The functions listed in the table below are suggestions and would be best categorized and assigned by the mentor/sponsor, in close collaboration with their postdoc, as they consider and complete the Individual Development plan that each postdoc at WSU is expected to complete and revise each year.

Perform scientific techniques or research protocols. Assist the Principal Investigator in designing and performing protocols. Design and perform experiments. Collect and log research data. Participate in implementing research objectives, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory and protocol guidelines. Assist other lab members with experiments as required. May mentor research assistants and students.

With the assistance of the mentor, find and write research grants with the goal of obtaining additional research grant funding. Responsibilities may also include coordinating correspondence with applicants and grantees, acknowledging receipts of proposals, and maintaining a system to track proposals.

Evaluate and perform preliminary analysis of the data using graphs, charts or tables to highlight the key points of the research results collected in accordance with the research protocols as stipulated.

Prepare and present presentations regarding research project results for professional, scientific and academic conferences. Summarize and organize data results for submittal to academic and scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. Write scientific manuscripts and other documents for publication. Fact-check, proofread, and edit research documents to ensure accuracy.

Maintain the laboratory work areas including routine maintenance on laboratory equipment as required. Order and organize required research supplies and records. Maintain cleanliness and organization of work station.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Unique Duties

Education Doctorate degree
Requires advanced knowledge in a field of science or learning, predominantly intellectual in character. This knowledge is acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction.

Experience Intermediate (3 to 4 years job-related experience)
Job related experience can include doctorate training. Experience performing basic research techniques, preferred. Must have distinguished themselves in research. Prior recipient of funding for research based on individual achievements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to work independently. Ability to secure grants and funding for research. Ability to collect, analyze, summarize and interpret research findings in reports and communicate results to the field. Knowledge of and experience with current scientific integrity principles. Excellent time management and organization skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Microsoft office software skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Prior experience in microneurography and non-invasive measures of respiratory, cardiovascular and autonomic function during wakefulness and sleep.

Jason H. Mateika PhD is an Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Internal Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Physiology at Wayne State University, and a Veterans Affairs Research Career Scientist. Dr. Mateika is presently funded by the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institutes of Health. He is seeking post-doctoral fellows interested in working on the following proposal. The proposal is designed to explore if repeated daily exposure to mild intermittent hypoxia enhances the impact of continuous positive airway pressure on co-morbidities linked to sleep apnea in humans. He is seeking post-doctoral fellows interested in this area of research. Ideally, the post-doctoral fellow will have expertise in one or more of the following methods: microneurography, non-invasive measures of respiratory, cardiovascular and autonomic function during wakefulness and sleep.