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JOB DESCRIPTION: The selected individual(s) will focus on dissecting the molecular mechanisms by which chromatin is deregulated in breast and other cancers with the goal of identifying therapeutically actionable targets in breast and other cancers. To identify and characterize mechanisms by which the epigenome is deregulated, the candidate will develop and utilize innovative research methods and approaches involving in vivo cancer models, epigenetics and genomics methods, molecular biology, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated knockouts and mutations, along with bioinformatics.
Daily tasks include designing and conducting research in the above research area, with guidance from the Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and acquire research independence. The selected individual(s) will develop new ideas that promote the current research, and prepare and publish scientific manuscripts detailing obtained results under the direction of the Principal Investigator. The ideal candidate will be a team player and participate in the maintenance of equipment as well as training and supervising other lab personnel. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree with strong experience in chromatin biology and/or molecular biology. A track record of productivity with peer-reviewed publications, excellent organizational skills, fluent English and less than 2 years prior postdoctoral experience is required. Candidates who have expertise in epigenetic, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and/or working with animal models will be given priority.
The selected individual(s) will develop one or more scientific projects with regular input from the Principal Investigator. They will maintain records, files, and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases. The selected individual(s) will analyze data, present results in internal and external seminars and conferences, prepare fellowship applications as appropriate, and draft manuscripts for publication. Lastly, they may perform related responsibilities as requested by the Principal Investigator.
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