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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Posted by: Hampton University

Posted date: May-17-2011

Location: Hampton, VA

The Hampton University Skin of Color Research Institute established in 2009, invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Hampton University founded in 1868, is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Tidewater Peninsula in Hampton, Virginia. It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution.

Project Description
The goal of the Skin of Color Research Institute is: 1) to identify disparity in basic skin biology and prevalence of skin disorders and 2) to translate into novel approaches for prevention and treatment of skin diseases. Projects will involve molecular, biochemical, and cellular approach, utilizing newly in vitro and in vivo models to correlate the genetic differences to prevalence of diseases in skin of color. Current focus of research is in area of inflammation, wound healing and keloids, hyper pigmentation and melanoma. Genomic and Proteomic approaches will be utilized to identify the target molecular markers and signal transduction pathways to improve the understanding, treatment and prevention of dermatologic conditions that uniquely affect people with skin of color.

Highly motivated candidate with a strong work ethic and excellent written and presentation skills interested to study molecular mechanisms of skin disorders, are encouraged to apply. A PhD or MD with experience of in vitro, in vivo, protein biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology is required. The candidate must have publications from their PhD/MD research work.

Contact Information
Applicants should send, a brief cover letter describing research experience, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and three letters of recommendation:


Three recommendation letters should be addressed to:

Meena Katdare, PhD
Professor and Scientific Director
Skin of Color Research Institute
Hampton University
PO Box 6035, Hampton VA 23668
Adjunct Professor
Department of Dermatology
Eastern Virginia Medical School

HU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Post Details
Email anna.eckhardt(at)hamptonu.edu
Employer's Website hamptonu.edu
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Cell Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Hampton, VA
Key Words cell, cancer, skin, in vitro, in vivo, keloids, melanoma, molecular mechanisms, skin disorders, protein biochemistry
Start Date 6/1/2011
Salary to be discussed
Deadline May-31-2011