Working under the direction of Dr. Fekadu Kassie, the Research Associate will be responsible for handling complex research projects focused on preclinical development of preventive and therapeuticic agents against lung cancer. Specific projects include in vitro and in vivo studies to determine the preventative and therapeutic activities of various naturally occurring and synthetic compounds, identify the mechanism of action and assess the safety/toxicity of the agents.
The Research Associate will be expected to interpret complex data and advise principal investigator and others on research techniques, procedures and experimental results; prepare manuscripts for publication and presentation at conferences and manage the day-to-day activities of the lab including ordering consumables required by the lab.
70%: Research 10%: Preparation of scientific manuscripts 10%: Management of the lab 10%: Other activities
Post doctoral training positions are normally limited to three or up to 5 years depending on training needs.
Required Qualifications: -PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, cancer biology, immunology or related field with substantial research and publication record. -Experiences in cell and molecular biology and immunological techniques, including cell culture, Western immunoblotting, QRT-PCR, gene transfection and cloning, RNA interference and DNA sequencing, flow cytometry-based assessment of immune system mechanisms that regulate cancer initiation, promotion and progression, the role of the tumor microenvironment in cancer immunity and novel approaches to cancer immunotherapy.
Preferred Qualifications: -PhD in molecular or cellular biology. -Experiences in mouse lung tumor bioassay, animal handling (necropsy and organ collection) and flow cytometry.
Internal Number: 337214
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