The lab of Dr. Schaeffer has an immediate opening for a motivated postdoctoral fellow to work on the molecular drivers of prostate cancer aggressiveness, in the dynamic environment of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The candidate will be responsible for carrying forward our recent work on low AR-active prostate cancer (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31515456) from a mechanistic and therapeutic perspective. Our work spans a wide range of in vitro and in vivo experimental techniques including gene expression, protein biochemistry, signal transduction, gene knockdown, functional assays, mouse models, genomics, bioinformatics and interrogation of clinical samples. The laboratory has excellent molecular and cellular imaging capabilities. The candidate must be well versed in molecular biology, cancer genetics, high-throughput studies and in vivo studies. Specific themes to be explored include the molecular drivers of aggressive, lethal prostate cancer, tumor microenvironment, and molecular drivers of prostate cancer outcome in health disparities. Strong publication records and writing skills are required for further consideration. Successful candidate will be a part of stimulating and collaborative scientific environment and will be working with multidisciplinary teams and Chair of the department of Urology and the director of Research. Northwestern University is one of the top-ranked universities in the country with highly interactive scientific environment. The Feinberg School of Medicine known for its innovative teaching and pioneering research is located in the heart of Chicago downtown. Salary and benefits are competitive. For any questions please reach out to Vishal Kothari (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To oversee the molecular genetics lab including the maintain the supplies, equipment and ordering of necessary materials
To conduct laboratory experiments including molecular biology, cell and tissue culture, as well as animal modeling
To help write grants and compete for funding
To supervise students and other techs working in the genetics lab
To help write and contribute to publications resulting from research done in the lab
PhD in cancer biology, genetics or molecular biology.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
CRISPR, RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq, animal handling, and standard molecular biology technicques
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 37663
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.