Research Associate (Cancer Research)
Cancer Research & Training
Ref. No: 11/053
Under the direct supervision of the Division Chief and Senior Staff Members, the Research Associate will be responsible for running and maintaining a Cancer Tissue Repository and participate in ongoing research projects in Breast, Colon and Prostate Cancer in minority populations: Coordinate collection and processing of tissues (blood, bone marrow, tissues from surgical excision, and paraffin tissues) from various collaborating investigators and departments; responsible for banking the material and keep meticulous records on all deposits; responsible for establishing primary cell cultures, and long-term maintenance of these cultures; characterize the identity of each line, using tissue and organ specific histological and/or genetic markers; demonstrate creativity and leadership in designing new techniques and experimental designs to better identify and characterize cell cultures; assist divisional staff members and other collaborators in the utilization of tissue repository material; assist in the Protein and Gene Array studies conducted on tissue repository material; implementation of study design; gather and record the data; maintain study-related correspondence and regulatory paper work including case report forms and cell-profile sheets; maintain inventory of chemical, drugs and supplies needed for the study; perform basic cell and molecular biology assays, including: Western, Northern, Southern Blots; PCR, RT-PCR, and Real-Time PCR; Immunohistochemistry; perform data collection and analysis; prepare abstracts, posters, and oral presentations. Present research papers at local and national meetings; prepare and submit manuscripts on research data generated; and assist the Division Chief in mentoring students, residents, and clinical fellows.
Regionally accredited Undergraduate (BS) degree required. Graduate degree Preferred. (MS, PhD, MD, or MD/PhD). Three to five years of experience. Must have experience and interest in application of Cell Culture Techniques; experience in establishing primary cell cultures from tissue biopsies; establishing primary epithelial cell cultures; and establishing and growing stem cell cultures is a great advantage. Experience in Immunohistochemistry, Cytochemistry, and Histopathology Techniques; some prior statistical experience. Experience in cell and molecular aspects of Cancer research. Experience in cellular and molecular biology is required. Experience in DNA MisMatch Repair (MMR) mechanisms, Signal Transduction and Mouse Tumor Models. Experience in Protein and/or Gene Array is desired. Experience in managing Tissue Repository/ and Data would be a great advantage. Laboratory skills needed including ability to perform biochemical assays and molecular biology techniques; and ability to troubleshoot, and resolve technical difficulties.
Open until filled.
Commensurate with experience
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