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Postdoctoral Fellow - Colorectal and HPV-associated Cancers
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.
- 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
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