Top Postdoctoral Research Associate Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Postdoctoral Research Associate resumes they appeared on. For example, 14.1% of Postdoctoral Research Associate resumes contained Protein as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Postdoctoral Research Associate actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Postdoctoral Research Associate resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Protein

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Here's how Protein is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Collaborated with the protein crystallography group to identify conserved protein-protein interaction motifs through protein structure analysis.
  • Suggested a new method for accurate accounting of protein rotation diffusion in Molecular Dynamics trajectories.
  • Investigated and characterized human Midline-1 protein structure, function and interaction with its enzyme targets.
  • Researched various nitrogen management practices to increase nitrogen use efficiency and grain protein potential.
  • Designed protein purification protocols, using a wide variety of bacterial expression vectors.
  • Studied the functioning mechanism of TonB-dependent transporter proteins utilizing biological and biophysical approaches.
  • Demonstrated the evolutionary patterns of protein-protein interaction networks in degraded bacterial genomes.
  • Experience in protein characterization and in designing constructs to increase protein solubility/stability.
  • Interrogated genome-wide interaction of inner nuclear membrane protein with chromatin by ChIP-seq.
  • Invented technique of protein-initiated ATRP to synthesize uniform polymer protein conjugates.
  • Characterize and analyze a bio-pharmaceutical protein produced in tobacco chloroplast genome.
  • Consulted device design team on requirements for protein expression and purification.
  • Investigated interactions between platelet proteins on thrombosis with immune assay.
  • Organized collaborative research with livestock producers and meat/protein processing industry.
  • Executed low soluble protein enzymatic cleavage for structural analysis.
  • Experience in analyzing protein-protein interactions for structure-based inhibitor design.
  • Performed antimicrobial and binding assays to determine protein function.
  • Investigated structural and functional relationship of anti-thrombosis proteins.
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate in protein crystallography.
  • Realized a sample-in-data-out fashion for protein analysis.

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2. Cell Culture

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Here's how Cell Culture is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Supervised medical students, graduate students and undergraduate students to learn techniques in cell culture, molecular biology and biochemistry.
  • Project involved designing and cloning chimeric viruses, and developing a cell culture system to propagate the viruses.
  • Have valuable experience with cell culture: CHO and HEK cells, and gained familiarity with PCR method.
  • Analyzed the formation of new metabolite developed in cell culture with different antiviral drugs.
  • Prepare cell cultures, express and purify channel proteins, DNA isolation.
  • Used a combination of cell culture, biochemistry and mice in research.
  • Plan and execute budget to set up stem cell culture facility.
  • Used molecular biology and cell culture techniques to identify the target.
  • Characterized protein-protein interactions using cell culture, cell aggregation analysis, ELISA-based binding assays, flow cytometry, and protein expression.
  • Developed and conducted molecular biology-based experiments and cell culture based assays to investigate the Molecular Mechanism of Aneuploidy in Cancer.
  • Trained undergraduates in basic cell culture and gel electrophoresis; gained experience with molecular biology methods and experimental design.
  • Developed novel spectroscopy (NIR/Raman/Mid-IR/Fluorescence/XRF)-based assays for quality control of raw materials in mammalian cell culture.
  • Evaluated the episcleral drug clearance mechanism utilizing cell culture techniques.
  • Supervised them on cell culture, neurite length measurement, Western Blot, data process and analysis.
  • Employed flow cytometry, q-PCR, immune-assays, cell culture and other molecular and cell biology methods.
  • Use cell culture and tissue to validate the existence of glutamate receptors in dorsal root ganglia neurons.
  • Experience with aseptic technique and microbial cell culture at scale from 5mL tubes to 300L bioreactors.
  • Optimized three-dimensional cell culture and gene profiling by RT-PCR and qPCR (ABI 7900).
  • Designed experiments utilizing next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, PCR and cell culture.
  • Used gel electrophoresis, microscopy, and cell culture methods.

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3. Biology

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Here's how Biology is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Supervised graduate and under-graduate students on various projects; provided training on various molecular biology techniques, including molecular marker development.
  • Trained laboratory personnel and graduate students to develop laboratory skills and critical thinking in biology research.
  • Implemented and managed Next Generation Sequencing core in ecology and evolutionary biology lab.
  • Ferry s laboratory expanded my knowledge in microbiology and molecular biology.
  • Trained master- and under-graduates in molecular biology and biochemistry techniques.
  • Experience in working with interdisciplinary group of chemistry and biology.
  • Conducted research in the department of Microbiology and Immunology.
  • Trained graduate students in Molecular Biology techniques.
  • Introduced molecular biology techniques into the laboratory.
  • Gained experience in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry techniques
  • Increased proficiency in molecular biology techniques.
  • Trained undergraduate students in molecular biology.
  • Conduct research in evolutionary biology.
  • Performed laboratory research in the areas of enzyme kinetics, protein chemistry, molecular biology, and insect biology.
  • Developed and taught, for two years, a molecular biology mini course tailored for advanced high school students.
  • Trained graduate students, undergraduate students, research technicians and visiting scholars in common molecular biology techniques.
  • Plant tissue culture, transformation and molecular biology of soybean, peach, apple and tomato
  • Managed day to day operations of a BSL-2 Food Safety and Microbiology laboratory.
  • Invited speaker at a microbiology conference in Sydney, Australia, 1999.
  • Published the results in Nature Structural Biology (cited 156 times).

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4. Synthesis

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Here's how Synthesis is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Developed and validated formulation standards and synthesis methods for preparation of chemotherapy delivery systems of scale up studies.
  • Mentored two graduate research assistants in synthesis of metal-organic framework and subsequent characterization.
  • Implemented data flow and analysis of an automated chemistry workstation for organic synthesis.
  • Worked in semiconductor quantum dot synthesis using the first customized automated reactor.
  • Directed Government-to-Business solutions for biologically active molecule synthesis and reactive efficacy validation.
  • Studied the effects of genetic modifications on photosynthesis and plant productivity.
  • Evaluated polymeric materials and synthesis methods to determine optimal material system.
  • Performed computational study of plant cell-wall synthesis genes and co-expression modules.
  • Design and Synthesis of Vascular Disrupting Agents and Anti-drug conjugates
  • Led synthesis and evaluation of polymeric material systems.
  • Shortened and simplified monomer synthesis steps.
  • Managed and mentored undergraduate students and post-doc to conduct synthesis of various substrates in an efficient and safe way.
  • Subject: Asymmetric Transition Metal Catalysis Relating to the Synthesis of Small to Medium Anti-Cancer Natural Products, Method Design
  • Major Responsibilities Include the Synthesis and Characterization of Small Molecule Inhibitors RESEARCH EXPERIENCE IN CENTER FOR DRUG DESIGN.
  • Designed and synthesis of optical isomers of PMMA analogs for drug discrimination studies in drugs and alcohol abuse.
  • Accomplished synthesis of antibody drug conjugate to sensitize the target involved in triple negative breast cancer.
  • Performed large scale synthesis (kilogram scale) of novel heat transfer fluid for pilot study.
  • Worked on Kilo scale synthesis of combustion catalyst for Fuel Cell Energy, Inc.
  • Tested various synthesis temperatures and analyzed the crystal structure of the material using XRD.
  • Process development for vertically aligned CNT synthesis using chemical vapor deposition (CVD).

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5. Research Projects

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Here's how Research Projects is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Train graduate students, clinical research fellows and technicians to conduct biological research projects, including experimental and conceptual instruction.
  • Major: Inorganic Chemistry - conducted independent research projects; presented findings in various professional publications and meetings.
  • Coordinated independent and collaborative research projects aimed at identifying virulence mechanisms of bacterial pathogens using molecular genetic approaches.
  • Supervised two graduate students and several undergraduate students on implementing their research projects.
  • Collaborate extensively with experts in several technical fields to carry out research projects.
  • Supervised research projects of graduate students, undergraduates, and laboratory technicians.
  • Trained laboratory personnel on experimental techniques and oversaw student's research projects.
  • Mentored undergraduate student research projects involving experimental validation of RNA-Seq data sets.
  • Mentored graduate and undergraduate students in successful completion of research projects.
  • Authored and collaborated with research projects published in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Scheduled and performed scientific/ industrial research projects in day-to-day activities.
  • Shadowed surgeons in operating room for establishing collaborative research projects.
  • Mentor for undergraduate and graduate astrophysics research projects.
  • Supervised and managed undergraduate research projects.
  • Supervised two undergraduates in research projects.
  • Guided undergraduate student research projects.
  • Guided exchange visitor students from different countries in their research projects from start to finish till the publication of the paper.
  • Lead research projects: guide PhD students, establish experimental protocol, maintain laboratory systems, and update hardware and software.
  • Developed research projects on pollution in aquatic systems by mercury, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, and invasive species.
  • Trained, mentored and managed three undergrad and one graduate student so that could help with the ongoing research projects.

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6. DNA

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Here's how DNA is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Decreased reprogramming ability of aging human tissue is associated with declines in DNA damage repair through homologous recombination.
  • Elucidated the molecular mechanisms of T4-bacteriophage and yeast DNA replication by ensemble kinetics and single-molecule FRET microscopy.
  • Performed extensive evaluations of new techniques and equipment to refine DNA isolation and hybridization protocols.
  • Synthesize inter-strand cross-links-containing DNA substrates to understand the cellular mechanism for repair and replication.
  • Research directed at identifying small molecules targeting secondary DNA structures.
  • Used several Mu insertion regions for gel-shift assays and demonstrated global DNA-binding protein(s) binding to these regions.
  • Experience in solving crystal structures of protein-protein, protein-DNA, protein-RNA, protein-lipid and protein-small molecules complexes.
  • Research on the properties and interactions of immobilized proteins or DNA using single molecule technology.
  • Expressed and purified various proteins involved in DNA replication, transcription and associated processes.
  • Use of solid-phase DNA encoding for generation of OBOC libraries previously inaccessible for screening.
  • Conducted research to study the DNA damage signaling pathways in tumor initiation and progression.
  • Developed multiple DNA hybridization probes for HIV and TB target on silica capillary.
  • Utilized this system to characterize the proteins required to repair DNA damage.
  • Developed novel sample recovery and DNA extraction methods for soybean rust.
  • Project: DNA replication of Herpes Simplex Virus-1 (HSV-1)
  • Project: Identification the role of BRUCE in DNA damage response
  • Conducted DNA/RNA purification and subsequent PCR to amplify viral genes.
  • Identified sequence-specific DNA-binding protein(s) by gel-shift assays.
  • Performed 1-D and 2-D western, and protein-DNA binding assay.
  • Research: Control of DNA replication and transcription.

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7. Data Analysis

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Here's how Data Analysis is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Supervised and trained Bio-Medical Engineering and Chemistry graduate students in chemical methods, framework implementation for effective research and data analysis.
  • Train and supervise undergraduate students in study design, assay development and validation, experiments, and data analysis and interpretation.
  • Manage projects for data collection, data analysis, statistical analysis, data visualization, data extraction and transformation.
  • Developed packages with C/C++ for experimental data analysis, model simulation and numerical calculation of ions at interface.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage studies with academic collaborators to maintain efficient and effective experimentation and data analysis.
  • Developed experimental data analysis and model simulation packages with C/C++, integrated with interactive commercial Igor Pro package.
  • Mentored several undergraduates in project design, methodologies, data analysis and presentation of results.
  • Contributed key experimental findings and data analysis for a collaborative research project within our group.
  • Performed data analysis, prepared scientific and technical reports and presented in scientific conferences.
  • Provided editing support and feedback for colleagues on data analysis and manuscript preparation.
  • Developed code for generating and performing data analysis of large scientific data sets.
  • Developed data analysis algorithms to search for various gravitational-wave signals in real time.
  • Assisted the brain-body dynamics lab projects in system identification and data analysis.
  • Designed experiments, conducted laboratory experiments, and performed statistical data analysis.
  • Developed data analysis and visualization software using Python for doctors' use.
  • Infrared pulsed laser deposition of thin polymer films - characterization and data analysis
  • Worked closely with several graduate students regarding data analysis and thesis writing.
  • Developed proprietary computer software for data analysis and graphical results presentation.
  • Worked on developing data analysis algorithms for generating detector response functions.
  • Improved efficiency of data analysis by developing and improving MATLAB programs.

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8. Confocal Microscopy

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Here's how Confocal Microscopy is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Designed protocol to image VAV3 activity with confocal microscopy.
  • Developed a computer-aided diagnosis method for confocal microscopy images of 3D breast culture acini with high accuracy.
  • Performed immunocytochemistry of yeast cells for fluorescent microscopy; conducted confocal microscopy.
  • Characterized metamaterial samples by confocal microscopy and by performing liquid-cell TEM.
  • Investigated in vitro cytotoxic activity of anti-tumor cells via pharmacological analysis, flow cytometry staining and confocal microscopy.
  • Examined the cellular localization of SARS-CoV nonstructural proteins by confocal microscopy and electronic microscopy.

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9. Rt-Pcr

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Here's how Rt-Pcr is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Established single-cell nested RT-PCR technique.
  • Determined mRNA level of proteins with RT-PCR/real time PCR.
  • Cloned the fructan genes from wheat by RT-PCR and RACE.
  • Cell-based Assays: CAT-ELISA assay; ChIP assay; Luciferase assay; Real time Quantitative PCR and RT-PCR.
  • Investigated organophosphate tolerance in field-collected mosquitoes by bottle bioassay and the correlated expression of esterase gene with qRT-PCR.
  • Validated antibody recognition and stage-specific protein expression using RT-PCR and Western blotting.

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10. Hplc

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Here's how Hplc is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Synthesized small-molecule-protein conjugates to target cell surface receptors - Analyzed small-molecule-protein conjugates by HPLC, FPLC, LC-MS and Maldi-Tof
  • Conducted quantification analysis of sugars, degradation compounds, and byproducts formed during biomass hydrolysis using HPLC.
  • Highlight of appointment included re-establishment and development of simultaneous 12-pesticide analysis technique by SPE-HPLC with UVA detection.
  • Developed a selective method for HPLC detection and quantification of stable isotope labeled compounds.
  • Developed cell shaving method to cleave the membrane proteins from living melanoma cells (using HPLC-MALDI-TOF).
  • Used ESI-MS, LC-MS, TLC, HPLC, Western-blotting to analyze protein and chemical compound.
  • Developed new HPLC columns for fast analysis of a wide variety of compounds.
  • Utilized size exclusion HPLC for size determination of purified viral proteins.
  • Prepared batch records and SOP for developed HPLC assay.
  • Developed HPLC assay to characterize the purified proteins.
  • Investigated herbicide absorption and metabolism in herbicide-tolerant sorghum lines usingHPLC.
  • Developed and validated an HPLC method for quantitation of the major active compound, and published a paper describing the method.
  • Developed a new detector (RC filter detector) for nano/micro volume samples aiming to couple with HPLC (Patented)
  • Employed and honed expertise in wet chemistry, High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), and scientific strategy development.
  • Realized gradient elution using single EOP using a delicate design for HPLC-MS separation;.
  • Performed HPLC and LC-MS to measure the carotenoid and chlorophyll intermediates.
  • Skilled at crystallization, chromatography, HPLC, RP-HPLC.
  • Developed HPLC conditions for the isolation and analysis of the newly discovered mycolactones and photo- isomerized products.
  • Purified histon protein and fractionated through HPLC to identify modifications
  • Designed and implemented a super high pressure micropump for -HPLC, 16,000 psi was achieved;.

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11. Scientific Journals

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Here's how Scientific Journals is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Prepared and wrote manuscripts for publication in scientific journals and abstracts/papers for presentation in professional meetings.
  • Authored several publications in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Reviewed scientific journals for supervisor.
  • Published 19 articles (14 as 1st author, 5 as 2nd or 3rd author) in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Published 4 articles in high impact scientific journals as first author or co-author which resulted in high number of citations
  • Co-authored articles on the findings and published in scientific journals and made presentations at scientific conferences.
  • Developed and presented grant proposals, published results in scientific journals and presented at conferences.
  • Refereed articles for international scientific journals: Small, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
  • Present experimental findings at conferences, invited lectures, and scientific journals.
  • Published the results in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Published findings in highly ranked scientific journals.
  • Mentored graduate and undergraduate students Published findings in highly ranked scientific journals.
  • Published ten technical papers on chalcogenide glasses in scientific journals.

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12. NMR

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Here's how NMR is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Applied N-15 NMR spectroscopy to identify nitrogen species resulted from nitrate immobilization by organic matter.
  • Utilized TNBC cell lines, UPLC and NMR spectroscopy to obtain the metabolic profile of glucose metabolism in the tissue.
  • Install probes and verify hardware routing for facility users to perform walk-up NMR experiments during scheduled use times.
  • Assisted users in running various NMR experiments and interpreting the data, both 1D and 2D.
  • Synthesized and analyzed by NMR, MS organic products designated as a fuel marker.
  • Involved in the structural determination by NMR, Mass and IR techniques.
  • Analyzed analogs LCMS, HRMS, NMR.
  • Performed NMR analysis of biosynthesized compounds to determine role of precursor.
  • Prepared isotopically labeled PilP samples for NMR structural determination.
  • Collaborated with a team of individuals to conduct cancer and diabetes related research in high-impact fields of hyperpolarization and NMR imaging.
  • Helped determined the mechanism for gel formation and dissolution of PAMAM/PEGDA gels using reaction progress NMR and model compounds.
  • Investigated the structures of novel complex macrolides using molecular modeling (MacroModel, CRAY-2) and multidimensional NMR.
  • Utilized NMR as a routine analytical technique.
  • Developed a method for characterization of inter-domain mobility in multi-domain proteins using NMR relaxation and residual dipolar coupling data.
  • Determined reactivity ratio of monomer and studied transesterification by 13C NMR analysis.
  • Studied chiral and molecular recognition by NMR and calorimetry.
  • Measured proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR) relaxation and magnetic susceptibility properties of Nitroxide radicals@US-tubes.
  • Purified capsule polysaccharide, analyzed its structure by NMR and molecular weight using multi-angle light scattering (MALS).
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of these 'plastic enzymes' as imprinted polymers by circular dichroism and NMR.
  • Analyzed small RNAs' stability, and kinetic properties with UV, CD, DSC and NMR.

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13. Mouse Model

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Here's how Mouse Model is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Formulated small molecule application as a pharmacological inhibitor of enzymes and protein complexes responsible for leukemia in mouse model.
  • Mouse and humanized mouse models to study viral infection and immunological regulation of cancers.
  • Developed mouse models for prenatal modulation studies of tissue-specific stem cells.
  • Designed and performed pertinent experiments to show that microRNA-182 modulate lung metastasis in a primary mouse model of cancer.
  • Developed acute inflammatory mouse models (CLP and LPS) to study hyperglycemia/insulin resistance in critical illness.
  • Focused on identification of pro-survival factors for retinal ganglion cells and the development of mouse models.
  • Study the distinct role of TRP channels in skin inflammation and itch in the mouse model.
  • Use mouse model to study alcoholism and natural killer (NK) cell function.
  • Generated and characterized organ specific conditional knockout mouse model of N-cadherin.
  • Established mouse model of primary and metastatic colorectal cancer.
  • Evaluated anti-diabetic drug (Avandia) and compared glucose metabolism against nitrites in mouse models of metabolic syndrome.
  • Gained wealth of experience in designing and executing experiments using genetically engineered mouse models (GEMMs).
  • Investigated infection mechanism of 2 different Borrelia species using a mouse model.
  • Developed a glaucoma mouse model and confirmed the increase of intraocular pressure.
  • Developeddetailed plans and mouse models for more than 15 different simultaneous projects.
  • Mouse models were used to further analyse gene functions.
  • Developed an AML bone marrow xenograft mouse model.
  • Assayed whole-body glucose disposal in liver-specific transgenic ?-catenin knockout transgenic mouse model of alcoholic steatohepatitis.
  • Identified the role of thioredoxin system in protein aggregation mediated cardiomyopathy using transgenic mouse model.
  • Investigated the neuropathology in the vision center in different glaucomatic mouse models.

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14. Elisa

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Here's how Elisa is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Characterized hybridoma produced antibodies using ELISA.
  • Determined the immune responses of vaccine formulations by ELISA, cytokine and HAI assay.
  • Optimized Western blotting, ELISA and immunofluorescence assays for clinical use in Thailand.
  • Optimized ELISA technique to investigate binding activity of bacterial CBMs.
  • Utilized a variety of analytical skills including electrophoresis, ELISA, fluorescence and electron microscopy techniques.
  • Performed ELISA, immunohistochemical, and radioligand binding assays to analyze brain tissue.
  • Prepared and performed neurochemical assays including ELISA, immunoblotting, and LC- MS/MS.
  • Developed ELISA-based assay to evaluate the immunogenetic efficacy of CD40-targeted vaccination through various mucosal and parenteral administration routes in chicken.

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15. NIH

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Here's how NIH is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Managed the daily affairs of an NIH-funded laboratory while acquiring funding for and orchestrating an individual groundbreaking research project.
  • Identified that the line-defects annihilation/coarsening kinetics is predominately curvature driven.
  • Assess manuscripts on behalf of peer-reviewed journals and NIH RFA research proposals for scientific merit (data quality and interpretation).
  • Participated in NIH funded study combining electrical impedance tomography (EIT) and mammography images to improve breast cancer detection.
  • Played key role in grant proposal and $1M funding acquisition from National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Participated in preparing and writing of operating grant applications (NIH and DOD).
  • Co-authored 33 publications and made significant contributions to receive NIH grants for the team.
  • Developed and wrote a successful grant to obtain funding from the NIH.
  • Review and writing grant reports for federal funding from NIH/NIDA.
  • Major participant in three NIH R01 grants.
  • Contributed to writing NIH grant proposals.
  • Participated in NIH-funded project (NIH-R01: Lipocalin 2 in Inflammation and Metabolic Control) and collaborate with external investigators.
  • Contributed significantly to PI's NIH grant applications that were awarded Trained and supervised undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Served as the Key-investigator on ~$8 million NIH Research Center on Complementary & Alternative Medicine.
  • Helped write several NIH grants for principal investigator (Tim R. Mosmann).
  • Worked in NIH project involving the effect of Calcitonin in reproduction, (1 year).
  • USA.Participated in the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded project entitled "Structures and Functions of Enamel Proteins".
  • Mentor: Nurulain T. Zaveri, Ph.D. Wrote an NIH proposal as a principal investigator.

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16. PHD

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Here's how PHD is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Train and provide technical assistance of two graduate students at Master's and PhD level.
  • Mentored a PhD student and SMART (Summer Medical And Research Training) students.
  • Analyzed financial data from 179+ business plans to support a PhD dissertation.
  • Supervised a PhD student in the C code development.
  • Train and supervise a technician and four PhD/summer students.
  • Supervised PhD students working in Robust Intelligence.
  • Supervised and trained two PhD students.
  • Supervised a technician and PhD student.
  • Supervised BS and PhD level scientists.
  • Supervised one rotation PhD student.
  • Supervised a visiting PhD student.
  • Supervised PhD and undergraduate students.
  • Participated with Mark F. Bocko, PhD and doctoral student in studying effects of pixel reset voltages on leakage currents.
  • Provided leadership and support while supervising, instructing and mentoring Master and PhD students, research associates and interns.
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Eric T. Choi, MD., PhD.
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Conrad C. Weihl, MD., PhD.
  • Mentor: Benjamin D Yu, MD PhD.
  • Mentor: John S. Ramsdell, PhD.

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17. SEM

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Here's how SEM is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Supervised lab research on conservation of genome arrangement across animal kingdom using genome assembly data from a variety of non-model animals.
  • Gathered and organized research data, and provided conference and industry experts with significant findings during presentations and seminars.
  • Modified, designed, and assembled laser-based radiocarbon detection system designed to detect part-per-trillion levels 14C.
  • Moderated research discussions and journal clubs among fellow postdoctoral fellows at departmental and institutional seminars.
  • Fabricated thin films of oxide magnetic semiconductors and studied magnetic and structural properties.
  • Utilized Gibson assembly and other seamless cloning methods to construct homologous recombination vectors.
  • Authored over 30 technical publications on power semiconductor materials growth and device development.
  • Received invitations for presentations to several workshops, conferences, and university seminars.
  • Synthesized semiconductors via low-cost process using low temperature and aqueous solution method.
  • Assembled the physical components of system managing hardware and software compatibility issues.
  • Cluster source of metal and semiconductor elements assisted by corona discharge.
  • Developed detailed image processing methodology at Rosemary Hill Observatory, Univ.
  • Participated in inter-departmental collaborations, RNA journal club seminars etc.
  • Disseminated research findings at national conferences and in peer-reviewed publications.
  • Disseminated project results through journal publications and conference presentations.
  • Developed various models for the characterization of semiconductor materials.
  • Designed a reactive planning architecture for semi-autonomous social characters.
  • Organized seminars by inviting speakers from other Universities.
  • Perform on-site system assembly and installations.
  • Investigated optical properties of semiconductor.

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18. R

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Here's how R is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Maintained certification in conducting research with human subjects through HIPAA and Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certification.
  • Designed and documented protocols for procedures and analyses conducted in the laboratory; standardized techniques and improved efficiency.
  • Investigated efficient computational approaches and theoretical formulations for the determination of thermal transport properties of very large systems.
  • Conducted research to develop methodologies, instrumentation and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings.
  • Explored generalized linear models and generalized additive models using R statistical software and ArcGIS software.
  • Collaborated the expertise of physics, engineering, chemical engineering, and software programming professionals.
  • Fabricated MOS capacitors using photo-lithography and etching following metal deposition on the oxides.
  • Developed a novel method for measuring phase resetting curves in non-stationary neuronal oscillators.
  • Developed a strategy for immunization in wild-type mice to generate monoclonal antibodies.
  • Communicate research findings and lab projects at departmental meetings and interdepartmental super-groups.
  • Developed fluorescent microscopy protocols for high content screening of natural products.
  • Summarized rules of enhancing adhesion for polymer materials with surface structures.
  • Determined features of rupturing vulnerable plaques and potential diagnostic parameters.
  • Authored 3 and co-authored 3 manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications.
  • Supervised and trained technicians in protein expression and purification.
  • Managed the general laboratory operations and technical staff.
  • Research: Molecular Genetic study of inherited diseases.
  • Investigated the exotic structures of radioactive neutron-rich nuclei.
  • Work included writing research proposal and designing experiments.
  • Provide quarterly technical reports to the funding organizations.

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19. Mass Spectrometry

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Here's how Mass Spectrometry is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Developed an interface for HPLC/Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry.
  • Determined the protein composition with mass spectrometry.
  • Train new lab members in mass spectrometry instrumentation and techniques.
  • Prepared samples for mass spectrometry and interpreted mass spectra.
  • Develop novel mass spectrometry methods for identification and sequence interrogation of intact proteins (monoclonal antibodies, ribosomal proteins).
  • Used knowledge to improve resolution and detection range of nanopore-based single-molecule mass spectrometry.
  • Implemented MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry detection system for microarray which became laboratory standard.
  • Mass spectrometry characterization of therapeutic antibodies and other recombinant proteins.
  • Prepared analytical standards for analysis by mass spectrometry.
  • Performed kinetic studies with gas chromatography (GC) and mass spectrometry (MS) to determine catalytic activity.
  • Coordinated & developed liquid-chromatography mass spectrometry method (LC-MS/MS) in analysis of TNT and TNT related metabolites.
  • Conducted protein IP and identification of phosphorylation sites of RGA with purified proteins using mass spectrometry.
  • Worked as part of many teams in the mass spectrometry facility and the biocorrosion center.
  • Initiated and fostered collaborations with external groups, expanded standard test methods to includemass spectrometry and voltammetry.
  • Developed method with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) for chromatographic separation of plant-derived aromatics.
  • Work on enzymatic degradation of neuroprotective peptides with HPLC coupled Mass spectrometry.
  • Detect and quantify nitrogen mustards-DNA adducts utilizing mass spectrometry techniques
  • Initiated collaborations with NIST scientists to achieve research results for single cell analytical gas sensing with mass spectrometry and resistive measurements.
  • Obtained protein amino acid sequence and protein post-translational modification information via MALDI-TOF/TOF and triple quadrupole mass spectrometry.
  • Identified phosphoproteins in mycoplasmas using fluorescence-multiplexed 2-D gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry.

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20. Flow Cytometry

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Here's how Flow Cytometry is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Investigated various data transformations for flow cytometry data.
  • Flow cytometry cell cycle analysis.
  • Flow Cytometry and magnetic sorting.
  • Purify mononuclear cells from umbilical cord and peripheral blood for analyses of stem cells by flow cytometry.
  • Standardized protocols for qPCR, molecular cloning, Western blot, cell imaging and flow cytometry.
  • Experience with various flow cytometry machines including FACS Arai I & II, FACS Sorter
  • Host biomarkers were measured by ELISA, qPCR-array flow cytometry, and cell-based assay.

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21. Experimental Data

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Here's how Experimental Data is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Calculated magnetic leakage fields from a defected sample using magnetic finite element modeling software and validated using experimental data.
  • Developed simulation program for testing the effective model inferred from the experimental data.
  • Collected, organized, and analyzed experimental data and performed statistical analysis.
  • Investigated data storage and software requirements for high-bandwidth experimental data.
  • Analyzed experimental data for the development of mathematical models.
  • Analyze experimental data using mathematical models.
  • Apply structure-based drug design principles and integrate with other experimental data collected in the design of new molecules.
  • Plan and execute well-designed experiments, analyze experimental data, report the findings in journals & conferences.
  • Maintained detail and accurate records of experimental data, keeping with project scheduling.
  • Predicted electrical resistivity index curve and relative permeability curves and compared with experimental data for sandstone samples.
  • Provided the experimental data of operating conditions, solubility and volumetric expansions for the model.
  • Modeled the experimental dataset using surface complexation modeling tools.

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22. TEM

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Here's how TEM is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Performed finite element simulation of metal cutting process using ABAQUS considering rate dependent plasticity, frictional effects and temperature rise.
  • Developed process and training documentation on the operation and maintenance of chemical vapor deposition and atomic force microscopy systems.
  • Conduct industrial research in PVC structure/property relationships to develop heat distortion additives for high temperature end-use applications.
  • Performed correlation analysis, factor analysis, item reliability analysis, multiple regression, and path analysis.
  • Developed and unified data acquisition/visualization system with graphic user interface for the whole lab using MATLAB.
  • Developed a measurement setup for diode based temperature mapping devices Wireless power transmission for epidermal electronics.
  • Implement numerical reconstruction techniques to build infectious disease dynamic systems of coupled ordinary differential equations.
  • Maintained daily records in an organized fashion using a self-developed Microsoft Access database system.
  • Modeled intricate protein signaling pathways and protein complexes to communicate and clarify complicated systems.
  • Proved viability of test system to accommodate various image sensor packages without extensive modifications.
  • Developed two different systems for tumor and metastasis detection, imaging and quantification.
  • Created methods to quantify stakeholder using Monte Carlo analysis and system modeling techniques.
  • Performed high temperature dilation experiments to understand the solidification properties of the alloy.
  • Standardized and improved RNA amplification to obtain enough templates to quantify gene expression.
  • Designed/Implemented software to visualize complex geologic sedimentary processes based on non-linear systems.
  • Executed laboratory automation system control and integration, data capture and analysis.
  • Configure system hardware and data acquisition for intended experimental applications.
  • Developed a model for aggregation of particles in solid-liquid system.
  • Developed high temperature non-aqueous electrolytes for lithium ion batteries.
  • Extended model applicability to broader temperature and pressure conditions.

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23. PI

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Here's how PI is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Compiled database of peer-reviewed papers describing unique ecological incidents, all demonstrating connections and overlaps between different scientific fields.
  • Collaborated with medical doctors from University of New Mexico Hospital by collecting clinical data and justifying the reconstruction results
  • Investigated thermodynamic properties of magnetic systems using the vector spin disorder model within the coherent potential approximation.
  • Studied microscopic properties of single-molecule organisms using fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy on sol-gel derived silicate thin films.
  • Developed theory of spin-valley mixing in Si quantum dot explained the experimental results with theoretical collaborators.
  • Investigate bacterial community change in the distribution pipelines under the presence of regulated residual disinfectants.
  • Interacted and established relationships with key opinion leaders of prostate and other genitourinary tract cancers.
  • Use molecular tools to study biological activity in pipelines with different residence time.
  • Formulated the flow of biomass that was experimentally observed by developing numerical models.
  • Developed a novel method of discovering new anti-epileptic drug targets using neuronal dynamics.
  • Develop research topics and experimental design for two undergraduate Chemical Engineering students.
  • Key applications in spin coating and chemical vapor deposition for microelectronics processing.
  • Studied inorganic surface chemistry of ceramic materials using state-of-the-art spectroscopic techniques.
  • Compile and analyze research data for inclusion in publications and presentations.
  • Developed probabilistic model to evaluate pipe corrosion rate and material degradation.
  • Refined the models using molecular dynamics simulations in explicit solvent/lipid environments.
  • Investigated protein flexibility and function studies using nonlinear spectroscopic techniques.
  • Implemented a concatenated channel coder for SPIHT-based video coder.
  • Work on developing orthogonal assays using label-free technologies.
  • Modified gene expression by swapping domains between proteins

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24. Python

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Here's how Python is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Implemented a family of python scripts to ensure stability and reliability of particle accelerator data.
  • Designed Python based image analysis for senior/graduate level scientific programming course.
  • Searched for the tiniest constituent of matter: Developed code in C++/Python to analyze petabytes of data.
  • Managed the submission of event generation jobs using PYTHON and BASH scripts in a UNIX/LINUX environment.
  • Maintained data (e.g., Excel database creation, parsing XML files with Python scripts).
  • Led a research group of over 4 graduate students and developed a software in Python.
  • Edited Perl, R, and Python scripts to suit primary data manipulation requirements.
  • Developed and tested software and hardware for Skills Used C++ and Python programming.
  • Analyzed high throughput sequencing data using python and R scripts.
  • Analyzed time-series data set for classification/regression, clustering and predictive modeling problem using R and Python.
  • Published 7 scientific articles, released C++ software for Bayesian Weighting, and Python/C++ software for Variational Bayesian Weighting algorithms.
  • Created realistic image simulations to measure the accuracy of measurement algorithms for several research projects (C, Python).
  • Developed a comprehensive pre and post-processing toolbox for general QBMM CFD simulations using Python and VTK package.
  • Developed Unix shell (Bash, Tcl, Python) scripts for interplay of different codes.
  • Developed python codes to efficiently handle multiple read/unread, flag/unflag, and delete operations on emails.
  • Implemented an acoustic OFDM testbed by using GNU Radio, USRP and Python.
  • Develop perl and python scripts for hardware control as well as data-logging.
  • Relied extensively on programming in Matlab and Python.
  • Experience gained with postgreSQL, condor, c++, python, ROOT,GEANT4, BOOST
  • Created software using Python to analyze quantitative phosphopeptide data after quantitation and alignment using Progenesis-QI.

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25. Cancer Patients

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Here's how Cancer Patients is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Identified therapeutic opportunities to target stem-like phenotype in a relevant cohort of cancer patients (published in Cancer Research)
  • Created genes targeting ES cell lines with knock-in human BRAC1 haplotypes identified in female breast cancer patients.
  • Explored germline and tumor NGS data from cancer patients for variants with pharmacologic relevance.
  • Submitted three patent applications that propose innovative ways of delivering medicines to cancer patients.
  • Use of and Attitudes toward Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Lung Cancer Patients in an Academic Medical Center.
  • Cloned the third breast cancer susceptibility gene, hEXT1L, and screened mutation of this hEXT1L gene in 500 cancer patients.

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26. C++

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Here's how C++ is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Developed C++ programs for simulating superconducting tunnel junctions and extracting physical parameters from its tunneling spectrum.
  • Designed corresponding software using Microsoft Visual C++.
  • Researched the mathematical model of the sensing principle and presented the signal processing algorithms, and utilized C++ to perform them.
  • Programmed in UNIX/LINUX environment new particle physics interaction models into a simulation software package written in the C++ programming language.
  • Developed a simulation program in C++ programming language to determine the geometry of the Cerenkov detector with Geant4.
  • Used C++ programming to optimize range image registration for forested scenes.
  • Designed an improved two-dimensional model and implemented it in C++.
  • Developed numerous software in C++ for the calibration study.
  • Developed code in C++ for RNA 3D structure prediction
  • Process High Dynamic Range images with OpenEXR/C++.
  • Automated complex numerical simulations in C++ and Matlab programming languages.
  • Created multithreaded C++ data acquisition, recovers 95% of data which would have been missed by previous solution.
  • Analyzed cascading failures in infrastructure networks and developed mitigation strategies with C++ that reduce system damage by 30%.
  • Script the camera capture and image analysis software using OpenCV, multithreading and C++.
  • Architected a world-leading parallel (C++) code for electron transport in ionized media.
  • Implemented in C, C++ and MATLAB.
  • Developed a thread safe C++ biogeochemistry library used by different transport groups.

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27. Research Group

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Here's how Research Group is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Collaborated with number of research groups from other universities (U Minnesota, UC Berkeley, Hebrew University of Jerusalem).
  • Supervised 3 graduate students, who were studying for PhD in electrical engineering, in our research group.
  • Utilized chemistry to solve research problems and to create new projects for the research group.
  • Coordinate data standards and data mining efforts of several research groups for big project.
  • Provided consultation and advice to the research group in areas of personal research expertise.
  • Worked in a research group whose mission is to improve ocean climate models.
  • Collaborated and coordinated with postdoc and graduate students of other research groups.
  • Leaded a signal processing research group in adaptive filter research and implementation.
  • Maintain a private computer cluster that services two research groups.
  • Supervised graduate students and mentored new research group members.
  • Design and conduct cutting edge research in the elucidation of plant-mediated regulation of symbiosis in a multi-disciplinary research group.
  • Conducted independent research-Responsible for maintenance of all instrumentation in research group-Helped advise/maintain a research group of six graduatestudents
  • Worked as a postdoctoral fellow in a research group focused on the role of selenium and selenoproteins in cancer.
  • Mentored several graduate and undergraduate research assistants and helped in managing the research group.
  • Conducted independent research in the research group of Dr. Donald Bashford.
  • Collaborated with other research groups on proteomics studies.
  • Research Area: Medicinal Chemistry and Synthetic Organic Chemistry Prof. Jeffrey Arterburn Research group New Mexico State University, Lascruces.

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28. Raman

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Here's how Raman is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Major project was an Aperture-coded/Multiple-excited Raman Spectrometer for blood alcohol detection.
  • Monitored the encapsulation process and interaction of molecules with the carbon support using XPS, FTIR, Raman, and EPR.
  • Used ring dye and argon laser to measure Stoke's and anti-Stoke's Raman spectrum of bio molecules in liquid phase.
  • Designed a heavy metal ion detection chip based on the surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS).
  • Fabricated and characterized (Raman spectroscopy, I-V, and gate dependence etc.)
  • Surface modification, FTIR, Raman spectroscopy.
  • Identified the geometry and porous feature with SEM, TEM, BET, and Raman.
  • Participated in optical property analysis via Raman, FTIR, UV-visible and Photoluminescence Spectroscopy.
  • Studied the lattice dynamical behavior of oxide superlattices using Raman-spectroscopy
  • Study the fungal influenced corrosion behavior of post-tensioned cables; microscopy, FTIR and Raman spectroscopy (FDOT research grant).
  • Evaluated the electrochemical and physical property of Si composite electrode with SEM, TGA, BET, Raman, etc.
  • Developed a protocol to detect and differentiate viruses using a handheld Raman instrument and NA-SERS.
  • Characterized the nanowires by PL and Raman Spectroscopy, AFM, SEM and TEM.
  • Research: Chemometrics Modeling in Matlab for Detection of Pesticide in Apple Using Raman Spectroscopy
  • Characterized CNTs by NMR, Raman, XPS, SEM, TEM, AFM and confocal imaging.
  • Measured thermal stresses in CNT nTIMs using Raman spectroscopy and produced diffusion bonded CNT nTIMs with shear strengths between 7-10 Kgs.
  • research on the development of a new diagnostic test for clinical samples of Mycoplasma pneumoniae using NA-SERS and Raman Spectroscopy

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29. AFM

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Here's how AFM is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Analyzed the polymer thin film morphology and phase changes by optical means and AFM.
  • Initiated the in-situ study of morphological change of Ag electrode during charging and discharging by using AFM.
  • Characterized the tadpole molecules by Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), Light Scattering, and AFM.
  • Characterize photo-driven actuation properties of nanoparticles containing azobenzene using AFM.
  • Improved non-contact tapping Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) technique that enhanced resolution by 20%.
  • Elaborate the degradation mechanism using XPS, contact angles, and AFM characterization.

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30. Thin Films

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Here's how Thin Films is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Gained expertise in fabricating energy efficient inorganic/organic thin films for solar cells.
  • Led 2 teams comprised of five assistants in analysis of thin films.
  • Contributed to revealing process-structure-property relation for MBE growth of HgCdTe thin films.
  • Characterized the formed thin films.
  • Investigated and demonstrated the utility of these thin films for the destruction of a nerve gas simulant.
  • Fabricated and characterized PbS-polymer base thin films using CVD and spin coatingmethod.
  • Use of aquaphore for sensing humidity diffusion in epoxy thin films.
  • Investigated electronic, optical, magnetic, and magneto-optical properties of single crystals, multilayered thin films, and nanoparticles films.
  • Characterized the as-deposited thin films using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Auger spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and ellipsometry.

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31. Data Collection

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Here's how Data Collection is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Led and managed laboratory activities* Designed experiments, performed data collection, and analysis.
  • Collected aerosol samples/data collection in field campaigns, performing instrument troubleshooting and repair.
  • Trained technicians in biological and anthropological data collection methodologies.
  • Perform data collection, processing and statistical analysis.
  • Handled data collection, analysis and development.
  • Supervised a PhD student in IRB document preparation, experimental parameter tuning, and data collection.
  • Managed research project planning, experimental design, execution, data collection, and result analysis.
  • Supervised a PhD student in development and data collection.
  • Design and implement data collection instruments, including surveys and interview protocols.
  • Automated the reactor using labview for efficient data collection.

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32. Small Molecules

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Here's how Small Molecules is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Perform hit-to-lead chemistry, lead-optimization and scale-up of small molecules as drug candidates.
  • Developed a new method of identification of small molecules to inhibit the parasite motility resulted in securing $50K lab revenue.
  • Involved in technology transfer and material transfer of small molecules & proteins to various labs
  • Analyzed small molecules and proteins.
  • Designed, developed and validated the assay for high-throughput screening to identify small molecules for targeted delivery of oligonucleotides.
  • Synthesized and characterized biodegradable small molecules and polymer networks to treat Age-related macular degeneration.
  • Investigated diffusion of small molecules in polymer/fumed silica nanocomposites by NMR
  • Discovered small molecules base on protein structure to treat cancer by altering cell growth and promoting apoptosis;.
  • Collaborated with industrial partner (Combimatrix) to develop new protein array to detect small molecules.
  • Prepared a series of (pincer)Co complexes and studied their reactivity with small molecules.
  • Synthesized more than 400 small molecules as antitubercular agents.

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33. Arabidopsis

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Here's how Arabidopsis is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Developed a new system to study molecular plant-pathogen interactions in a natural environment with the model plant Arabidopsis.
  • Worked on understanding nuclear-chloroplast interactions in plants using Arabidopsis variegation mutants as a model system.
  • Researched Mechanisms of glucose signaling during seed germination of Arabidopsis.
  • Identified and characterized Arabidopsis target genes responding to HopW1-1 through yeast two hybrid and GST pull down assay.
  • Generated about 20 different expression vectors to express genes in Tobacco, Tomato, Arabidopsis and Cotton.
  • Designed and constructed vectors and made transformation in the Arabidopsis plant and cells.
  • Cloned RPP8 from Arabidopsis by map based cloning.
  • Developed skills in pathogen infection assays and assessment of powdery mildew infectivity of Arabidopsis leaves.
  • Trained in Drosophila (Breeding) and Arabidopsis (Molecular) basic research in US laboratories in the Department of Biology.
  • Characterized the functions of two Rab genes in pollen development and pollen tube elongation in Arabidopsis.
  • Determined the possible mode of evolution of RPP8 in Arabidopsis thaliana.
  • Performed Metabolomics profiling of transgenic Arabidopsis samples by GC/MS Prepared the samples and performed data extraction and statistical analysis
  • Generated and characterized RNAi and overexpression lines regulating expression of identified Arabidopsis genes.
  • Investigated the expression of interested CBMs::GFP/RFP fusion protein in Arabidopsis and tobacco to tag cell wall in vivo.
  • Tested five different genes for ricinoleate content modification in RcFAH12 Arabidopsis pIants.
  • Assembled the lignol production pathway from Arabidopsis thaliana as a feeder pathway for the study of dirigent proteins.
  • Provided that the root colonization of the rhizobacteria FB17 restricts the stomata-mediated pathogen entry of PstDC3000 in Arabidopsis.
  • Research focused on epigenetic regulation of gene expression by Arabidopsis homologs of Thrithorax ATXs gene family.
  • Use of bioinformatics tools to detect the presence of multiple pyruvate dehydrogenase E1 subunit genes in Arabidopsis.

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34. International Conferences

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Here's how International Conferences is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Conducted extensive research on cancer prevention and cure, which was selected in several international conferences for poster presentations.
  • Prepare and deliver written and oral reports to program manager, laboratory personnel and present at international conferences.
  • Presented these novel findings at several national and international conferences which were highly appreciated.
  • Presented results weekly and yearly for lab-meeting, seminars and international conferences.
  • Communicated findings at international conferences, including presentations in Europe and Africa.
  • Presented my results yearly at international conferences including four oral presentations.
  • Published and presented technical papers in various international conferences.
  • Presented data results at national and international conferences.
  • Present data and research impact at international conferences.
  • Presented research at domestic and international conferences.
  • Presented findings at national and international conferences.
  • Presented results at international conferences.
  • Managed three projects simultaneously, prepared complex data findings, and presented results at lab meetings, national and international conferences.
  • Design experiments and analyze data, with 5 publications in peer reviewed journals and 17 presentations at international conferences.
  • Presented research data in lab meetings, research floor meeting, departmental meetings and international conferences.
  • Presented my research at 3 international conferences.
  • Presented research findings to cross-functional teams within the organization and at national/international conferences Mentored graduate/undergraduate students and colleagues.
  • Presented research findings at international conferences Authored several scientific papers on finite element modeling techniques
  • Present scientific results at national and international conferences 5.

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35. XRD

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Here's how XRD is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Researched and developed green building and construction materials and established and managed the XRD laboratory with two technicians.
  • Experienced in catalyst characterization using BET surface area, XRD, and electron microscopy.
  • Tested a novel experimental approach of combined XRD and XAS at Beam line X18A.
  • Characterized nanoparticles by structure, size and magnetic properties with the help of XRD, HRTEM, MPMS, TGA etc.
  • Utilized XRD to identify carbonate minerals.
  • Characterize crystalline orientation, phase, and oxidation effect of HgTe by XRD to assure high purity of the specimen.

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36. NSF

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Here's how NSF is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Study the moisture absorption micro-mechanisms in glass-fiber/polymer composite materials using simulation and experimental methodologies (NSF research grant).
  • Explored different design concepts included jet impingement and developing boundary layers in micro channel on heat transfer enhancement.
  • Designed and performed various experimental measurements of bubble size distribution, mass transfer coefficient in bubbly Taylor-Couette flows.
  • Trained students and visiting researchers for cassava tissue production and transformation.
  • Conducted a successful large-scale field trial on adult somatic cell nuclear transfer in cattle resulting in first live-born calf in USA.
  • Developed a partial differential equation (PDE) solver based on the fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithm.
  • Investigated the effects of process parameters on carbon/epoxy laminates fabricated using Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM).
  • Conducted research in transient PCB circuits that transfer the traditional PCB industrial fabrication techniques to transient circuitry fabrication.
  • Involved in manuscripts, NSF- grant writing; presented research findings in regional and national ACS conferences.
  • Analyzed gene expression profiles of ENU-induced cell lines and tumors, and identified markers of transformation.
  • Executed gene transfer into neural cells via engineered Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) vector.
  • Accelerated Aging tests of transformer oils to understand their behavior under electrical and thermal stress.
  • Studied the effects of surface roughness from erosion and deposition on flow and heat transfer.
  • Project: Fundamental studies of proton-coupled electron transfer reactions, including those of metal-oxide materials.
  • Interacted with the team to analyze problems, develop and implement solutions for cassava transformation.
  • Conducted large-scale field trial on somatic and ES-cell nuclear transfer in pigs.
  • Position was transferred to NorthWest Research Associates (see above).
  • Characterized the failures of TDDFT to properly describe charge transfer states.
  • Produced several permanent transformed cell lines with gene of interest.
  • Prepare project proposals including NIH and NSF original research grants.

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37. DOE

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Here's how DOE is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Planned, executed and evaluated statistically relevant chemical experiments within DoE framework carried out by using said system.
  • Participated in a DOE funded multinational research project for development of a neutrino detector.
  • Collaborated with industry and national laboratory, and drafted several research proposals submitted to DOE, DOD, and NIF.
  • Specialized in software development, expert system development, DOE, NFS, BPA and EPRI projects.
  • Worked on Department of Energy (DOE) projects in advanced energy storage such as lithium-sulfur batteries.
  • Lead the BMR project from DOE (office of science), evaluated the synthesized cathode materials.
  • Led material development and analysis in DOE project on development of thermal battery.
  • Contributed to the development of several DOE grants.
  • Write grant proposal to DOE and Industry.
  • Introduced the Design of Experiments (DoE) method to optimize the biodiesel production process.
  • KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Working on DOE-NAABB and Air Force Algal Biofuel projects.
  • Sponsored by DOE) Evaluated the hydrate formation in the laboratory and provide technical support for a pilot-plant hydrate storage process.
  • Mentor: Jane Flint - Showed that Adenovirus E1B55K protein does not present RNA binding activity in infected cells.

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38. Ftir

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Here's how Ftir is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Characterized new materials with FTIR, MS and XPS.
  • Supervised graduate students during lab development and help set up gas chromatography and FTIR spectroscopy.
  • Utilized TMA, DSC, and/or FTIR methods to aid in determining the optimal processing conditions of precursor fiber.
  • Developed surface science techniques, such as FTIR, MS, and EELS housed in UHV.
  • Characterized coatings using techniques such as ellipsometry, FTIR, and desalination experiments.
  • Utilized FTIR and thermal analysis methods to characterize polymorphism in several products.

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39. Fplc

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Here's how Fplc is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Executed method development and optimization experiments for membrane protein purification by FPLC.
  • Developed protein separations utilizing FPLC systems.
  • Size exclusion / ion exchange chromatography using FPLC.
  • Operated and maintained analytical instruments such as FPLC, affinity chromatography.
  • Operated AKTA FPLC, Agilent 1200, Biacore T100 and LTQ Orbitrap instruments.

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40. Labview

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Here's how Labview is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Developed LabVIEW data acquisition systems to detect vibration for 3-D visualization and system identification.
  • Configured experimental setup using LabVIEW.
  • Build DAQ system in LabView, PIV & IR system to perform measurements.
  • Constructed and developed LabVIEW and MATLAB programs for image acquisition and analysis.
  • Developed software in both Java and LabView to complete duties.
  • Performed data acquisition interface, Labview program for transient absorption spectroscopy and kinetics study.
  • Developed an auto chemical sample delivery system using mass flow controllers, a microcontroller, and LabVIEW.
  • Programmed computer interfaces using Labview for fluorimeter and transient absorption spectrometer.
  • Process includes photolithography and Labview programming for syringe pumps control.
  • Used Labview, Autocad, Materialise Magics, Matlab/Simulink, Metamorph, Imaris Surpass 3-D rendering, ImageJ applications.

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41. Lc/Ms

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Here's how Lc/Ms is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Developed an HPLC/MS method for the selective detection of deuterated drug metabolites including conjugated metabolites.
  • Analyzed urine samples from patients with generalized peroxisomal disorders using LC/MS/MS.
  • Explored and standardized XCMS, CAMERA and esi, software(s) for analyzing LC/MS orbitrap data.
  • Characterized in vitro metabolism studies of radiolabeled materials (UPLC, LC/MS) for translation to in vivo toxicity studies.
  • Develop and characterize a pro-apoptotic peptide formulation by HPLC, LC/MS, UV, Fluorometer.

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42. Nasa

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Here's how Nasa is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Selected to critically evaluate geophysical and planetary science articles and proposals, including those for NASA funding programs.
  • Started Remote Sensing and GIS Department at Florida A&M University with funding from NASA.
  • Analyze energetic neutral atom data from NASA TWINS and IMAGE missions.
  • Contract Scientist to NASA - Provided assistance in environmental remediation projects and analysis of hypergolic propellants.
  • Conducted large-scale toxicological and dose-response studies in rats on the effects of intranasal GDNF for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
  • Developed a new adenovirus-based vaccine that conferred full protection against botulism via intramuscular,intranasal or oral vaccination.

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43. IR

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Here's how IR is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Evaluated the variation and diversity in biomass composition within segregated populations of shrub willow and commercial varieties across multiple environments.
  • Specified technical requirements of the system components to vendors and technicians to obtain compatible and effective equipment satisfying said requirements.
  • Acquired and analyzed the electronic signal and electron microscope data to determine the charge transport mechanism in organic electronic devices.
  • Established cell lineage relationships in lung airway and characterized pathological conditions resulting from selective Clara cell ablation in transgenic mice
  • Managed the laboratory: ordered materials, kept updated chemical and safety plan, and co-directed undergraduate/graduate student research.
  • Assisted with the development and deployment of a knowledge management system for reservoir management event classification for Chevron.
  • Concentrated on purification and crystallography of membrane proteins and their cytoplasmic components, specifically ion channels.
  • Investigated the effects of circadian disruption on human health and disease indicators using regression modeling.
  • Supervised students from various academic levels and assisted their work leading to peer-reviewed publications.
  • Conduct research in bio-char production and applications in environmental carbon sequestration and soil amendment.
  • Assisted in maintenance of University of Oregon Culture Collection of Microorganisms from Extreme Environments
  • Monitored the thermal properties using combined IR camera with the fatigue-crack propagation experiments.
  • Planed and directed studies to investigate neurological disease and potential pharmacological treatments.
  • Mentor undergraduate student for introduction to research laboratory practices and environment.
  • Focused on the ontology development for reservoir real time management.
  • Impaired IGF1R signaling in cells expressing longevity-associated human IGF1R alleles.
  • Supervised and guided undergraduate students during their hands-on research experiences.
  • Conducted independent research on genes that regulated circadian rhythm.
  • Provided technical and application assistance in response to inquiries.
  • Participated in characterizations of iron and manganese containing enzymes.

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44. Uv-Vis

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Here's how Uv-Vis is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Operated and maintained GC and UV-VIS.
  • Analyzed purified proteins by Electrophoresis, UV-Visible spectroscopy, and Crystallography.
  • Applied GC, HPLC, LC-MS, and UV-visible spectroscopy to detect and quantitate the different analytes.
  • Used analytical techniques such as LC-MS, HPLC, UV-Vis, NMR to analyze the compound.
  • Investigated its optical property with UV-vis reflection spectra and charge life time with RRT measurement.
  • Maintained several laboratory equipment such as: Radiometer Blood-Gas Analyzer, Microscale Thermophoresis (MST), and UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Performed Method Development ---- Polymer conjugates purification Agilent GPC, silica gel column, sephadex columns with UV-vis.
  • Sample characterization, including MALDI-MS, UV-Vis spectroscopy, circular dichroism spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering, and isothermal titration calorimetry.

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45. Fortran

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Here's how Fortran is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Implemented several image processing and database modules in AIPS (Astronomical Image Processing System) in C/FORTRAN on UNIX and VMS.
  • Developed software programs in FORTRAN to model cohesive zone to model the crack growth.
  • Developed 3-D CFD code for simulation of plasma spray coating using FORTRAN.
  • Developed a CFD model by LBM (in FORTRAN & MATLAB) for low Kn flows.
  • Created numerous image and catalog search programs in Fortran and Python for graduate research.
  • Experienced in programming language: Fortran and C/C++ Proficient in drawing software: AutoCAD.
  • Used C++ and Fortran to modify spectral analysis software; developed Perl and Tcl scripts to automate analysis.
  • Implemented a parallel computing algorithm with MPI in Fortran and tested with 3600 processors on a linux cluster.
  • Used Software: Abaqus, FORTRAN, Matlab

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46. Research Results

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Here's how Research Results is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to develop innovative numerical formulations for improved geophysical modeling and analysis of computational research results.
  • Published research results in peer-reviewed journals and presented research in conferences and university seminars.
  • Communicated research results through 3 peer-reviewed journal publications and 4 conference presentations.
  • Enhance visualization and interpretation tools to support application of research results.
  • Communicated research results in 6 separate presentations at conferences and universities.
  • Presented the research results on international peer-reviews journals and conferences.
  • Conducted statistical analyses and reported research results in publications.
  • Published research results in Applied Physics Letters volume 103 in 2013 and Crystal Growth and Design volume 13 in 2013.
  • Assisted in writing of research grant proposals and published research results(3 papers and 6 conference presentations)
  • Prepare and deliver presentations on research results for an audience of nonspecialists.
  • Assisted in Federal Grant writing through proofreading and generating timely research results.
  • Prepared and published 6 articles describing research results.
  • Presented research results at conferences and meetings.
  • Presented the research results in the conferences.

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47. CO2

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Here's how CO2 is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Evaluated the ADME-Toxicology properties of drug candidates using in human/animal tissue fractions, CaCO2 permeability and enzyme inhibition/induction assays.
  • Fabricated membrane and determined stability and selectivity for CO2 over other gases.
  • Performed neutron scattering measurements to analyze the structure of polymeric amine confined in the pores of adsorbents used for CO2 capture.
  • Combine supercritical CO2 and essential oils to inhibit the pathogen on tree nuts, such as almonds and peanuts.
  • Developed Ir catalyst-loaded cathode that can selectively reduce CO2 to formate for bacteria use.
  • Led the development of novel nano particle for surface adsorption of CO2.
  • Assisted in modifying a quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometer to perform photodissociation experiments with a CO2 laser.
  • Determined the rate of CO2 reduction to formate by operando high-pressure NMR techniques.
  • Project: Speciation of Eu3+at supercritical CO2:Methanol Mixture in Contact with ?-Uranium Metal Advisor: Professor Aurora Clark

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48. SAR

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Here's how SAR is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Collected necessary preliminary data that led to grant renewal (NIAAA 5R01AA014874-07: $263,413/year)
  • Identify, lead optimization, SAR and characterize small molecule inhibitors to treat lymphomas.
  • Evaluated progress of research reports, and optimization of reaction conditions as necessary.
  • Supported students to complete assignments and corrected any work that was necessary.
  • Used molecular docking program for SAR analysis.
  • Perform SAR and MOA studies.
  • Expressed isotopically labeled proteins using expensive reagents and took steps necessary to ensure optimal experimental results.
  • Validated microRNA-182 as a predictive metastasis biomarker in human sarcomas.
  • Provided written reports when necessary.
  • Aligned 163 selective ligands at the binding sites and built highly predictive QSAR models for D2/D3 respectively.
  • Explored the SAR of several arachidonic acid derivatives for selective binding of CB1 receptor over CB2
  • Investigated the role of neutralizing antibodies in Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV) infection.
  • Analyze SAR data and design lead structure through PyMOL and MOE softwares.
  • Evaluated SAR of their stereoisomers (convergent, 17 steps - 6 stereoisomers).
  • Developed the kNN-QSAR models for imaging nanoparticles.
  • Expanded SAR around original hit molecule; optimized prodrugs for aqueous solubility, pH-dependent stability, and in vitro/in vivo activity.
  • Conducted research on the rotational dynamics of cardiac Ca-ATPase in sarcoplasmic reticulum utilizing time-resolved phosphorescence anisotropy and time-resolved fluorescence resonance energy transfer
  • Performed pathogenesis studies of Fusarium oxysporum wilt under BSLII conditions.
  • Develop fusarium race 4 resistance linked SNP markers by SNP chip Breeding and MAS for fusarium race 4 resistance of cotton.
  • Designed and synthesized novel analogs of illudin, acylfulvene and irofulven (MGI 114) for SAR studies.

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49. Gc-Ms

low Demand
Here's how Gc-Ms is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Train graduate and undergraduate students on different analytical instruments such as GC-MS, HPLC-MS-MS and HPLC.
  • Optimized hybrid charge-exchange chemical ionization on commercial ion trap, reducing fragmentation during GC-MS experiments.
  • Maintained and trouble-shoot a wide variety of instruments including HPLC, LC/MS/MS, GC, GC-MS and ICP-MS.
  • Performed in-process quality control assays with GC-MS, HPLC and wet chemistry techniques.
  • Research and development of GC-MS and HPLC-MS lipid and small molecule assays.
  • Assisted co-PI in analysis of compounds using GC-MS and HPLC.

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50. Sds-Page

low Demand
Here's how Sds-Page is used in Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs:
  • Utilized IEF/SDS-PAGE and western blotting techniques, purified and identified 5 phosphorylated 4E-BP1 isoforms from mouse liver tissue.
  • Performed SDS-Page under reducing and non-reducing conditions.
  • Performed protein biochemical assays including SDS-PAGE, Co-IP, and GST affinity purification.
  • Characterized expression products by ELISA, SDS-PAGE, and Western blot analysis.
  • Improved process for SDS-PAGE, Western Blotting technique.
  • Experience in running SDS-PAGE assays.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Postdoctoral Research Associate

Protein18.2%
Cell Culture15.8%
Biology9.9%
Synthesis9.4%
Research Projects7.8%
DNA5.8%
Data Analysis4.5%
Confocal Microscopy3%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Postdoctoral Research Associate

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Protein
Protein
14.1%
14.1%
2
2
Cell Culture
Cell Culture
12.3%
12.3%
3
3
Biology
Biology
7.7%
7.7%
4
4
Synthesis
Synthesis
7.2%
7.2%
5
5
Research Projects
Research Projects
6.1%
6.1%
6
6
DNA
DNA
4.5%
4.5%
7
7
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
3.5%
3.5%
8
8
Confocal Microscopy
Confocal Microscopy
2.3%
2.3%
9
9
Rt-Pcr
Rt-Pcr
2.2%
2.2%
10
10
Hplc
Hplc
2.2%
2.2%
11
11
Scientific Journals
Scientific Journals
2.1%
2.1%
12
12
NMR
NMR
2.1%
2.1%
13
13
Mouse Model
Mouse Model
1.7%
1.7%
14
14
Elisa
Elisa
1.6%
1.6%
15
15
NIH
NIH
1.5%
1.5%
16
16
PHD
PHD
1.4%
1.4%
17
17
SEM
SEM
1.4%
1.4%
18
18
R
R
1.2%
1.2%
19
19
Mass Spectrometry
Mass Spectrometry
1.2%
1.2%
20
20
Flow Cytometry
Flow Cytometry
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
Experimental Data
Experimental Data
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
TEM
TEM
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
PI
PI
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Python
Python
1%
1%
25
25
Cancer Patients
Cancer Patients
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
C++
C++
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
Research Group
Research Group
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Raman
Raman
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
AFM
AFM
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
Thin Films
Thin Films
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Data Collection
Data Collection
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Small Molecules
Small Molecules
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Arabidopsis
Arabidopsis
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
International Conferences
International Conferences
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
XRD
XRD
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
NSF
NSF
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
DOE
DOE
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
Ftir
Ftir
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
Fplc
Fplc
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Labview
Labview
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Lc/Ms
Lc/Ms
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Nasa
Nasa
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
IR
IR
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Uv-Vis
Uv-Vis
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Fortran
Fortran
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
Research Results
Research Results
0.6%
0.6%
47
47
CO2
CO2
0.6%
0.6%
48
48
SAR
SAR
0.6%
0.6%
49
49
Gc-Ms
Gc-Ms
0.6%
0.6%
50
50
Sds-Page
Sds-Page
0.5%
0.5%

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