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Postdoctoral Fellow - Colorectal and HPV-associated Cancers

Job Description


his position seeks to advance clinical, basic science, and translational research with regard to gastrointestinal cancers, including colorectal cancer and HPV-associated cancers. Experimentation and analyses of preclinical models and patient-based samples will be performed as novel applications for the treatment of micrometastatic cancer.

A successful candidate will be well positioned for advancing and developing the scientific understanding in these settings, with the translation of these findings as justification and rationale towards furthering patient-based care at our institution, and with the following expectations:

Assists principal investigator with clinical, translational, and basic scientific research projects.

Functions in a separate and independent manner in the design and initiation of research experiments.

Designs, develops or adapts equipment used in experiments or research to obtain desired results.

Determines specific goals or objectives to be obtained, evaluates research data, and develops and revises techniques or approaches to work problems.

Interfaces with the electronic medical record and databases of patient samples and relevant molecular data.

Plans training and research work activity for assigned laboratory and research personnel.

Supervises the use of laboratory equipment and implements safety procedures.

Compiles, writes and submits project results for publications.

Writes grant applications independently and assists the principal investigator with grant applications relevant to the scope of work for these projects.

Collaborates with both experimental and computational members of the lab.

Independently proposes innovative solutions to research projects and contributes to project goals through computational analysis; willing and able to learn and adapt existing bioinformatics tools for application to his/her research projects

Interprets, presents, and reports research findings at internal meetings and potentially external scientific conferences.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- understanding of the biology of colon and appendiceal cancers
- the ability to search and evaluate clinical and scientific literature
- the ability to form and then defend hypotheses based on prior clinical or experimental data
- the ability to effectively communicate findings in written and oral form
- the ability to write persuasive grant applications
- the ability to navigate the scientific publication process

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
PhD in Graduate degree in medicine, science, or engineering field


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