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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.
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Successful applicants will join an active translational research team that studies the genetics and biology of glioblastoma. Our research program uses a multidisciplinary approach to analyze the function of developmental cell-signaling pathways, such as the RTKs EGFR and MET, in glial tumorigenesis. Our approach uses several brain tumor model systems, including mouse genetic models of glioblastoma, patient-derived human glioblastoma stem cells, and novel tumor models in Drosophila melanogaster. Our research, which includes small scale clinical trials, is aided by productive collaborations with other neuro-oncology researchers in the Departments of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Pathology, and Hematology and Medical Oncology. We welcome young scientists who seek to enter this dynamic field. Trainees in our lab will have opportunities to work with our brain tumor model systems, perform drug testing experiments in pre-clinical paradigms, interface with clinical neuro-oncology faculty and trainees, and advocate for patient outreach and education.
The ideal candidate will have experience with mouse and/or Drosophila genetics and molecular neurobiology, neural stem cell culture, and/or neuro-anatomy. For more plese see https://www.reneereadlab.org/, @RRead_Lab. For more information on current funding and research see our new grant Ivy Foundation Emerging Leader Award and new publication released this month in Glia.
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