Postdoctoral Fellow (2 Openings)
Cancer Research & Training
Ref. No: 13/002
Under the direct supervision of the Division Chief, the Post Doc Fellow is responsible for running and maintaining a Cancer Tissue Repository and performs a broad range of routine to moderately complex research duties, including statistical analyses of data from ongoing research studies on Breast, Colon and Prostate Cancer in minority populations. Maintains inventory of chemical, drugs and supplies needed for the study; coordinate tissue (blood, bone marrow, tissues from surgical excision, and paraffin tissues) from various collaborating investigators and departments; responsible for banking the above material. 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; gathers and records the data; maintains study-related correspondence and regulatory paper work including case report forms; maintains inventory of chemical, drugs and supplies needed for the study; performs basic cell and molecular biology assays, including cellular and molecular biology. These include Western, Northern, Southern Blots; PCR, RT-PCR, and Real-Time PCR; 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 graduate degree required. Doctorate degree (Ph.D. M.D.) preferred. Experience in cellular and molecular biology is required; prior statistical experience; experience in establishing primary cell culture from tissue biopsies and epithelial cell culture; experience in Immunohistochemistry, Cytochemistry, Histopathology techniques; and in DNA MisMatch Repair (MMR) mechanisms, Signal Transduction and Mouse Tumor Models; experience managing tissue repository and data, growing stern cell cultures is a great advantage; experience protein and/or Gene Array is desired. Able to troubleshoot, and resolve technical difficulties; interested in application of Cell Culture Techniques; and committed in career in Cancer Research.
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Open until filled
Commensurate with experience
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