JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter online providing a compelling reason for their interest in the position, a CV, and names and contact information for 3 references to Dr. David Yu, Assistant Professor, Winship Cancer Institute, Radiation Oncology, 1365C Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
-Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree. Competitive applicants will have experience in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, and/or genetic methodologies and first author publications in well regarded scientific journals. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in a project(s) involved in understanding how cells respond to DNA replication stress and more generally DNA damage, how this dyregulation leads to development of disease, including cancer, and how this knowledge may be utilized for improvements in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.