Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
One Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position is available immediately under the guidance of Dr. Yong Teng at Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology to study molecular basis underpinning the new links among cancer metastasis, metabolism, and immunity. Using animal models (e.g., orthotopic and PDX models, transgenic mice) along with functional genomics (e.g., CRISPR-Cas9 or shRNA lentivirus) and unbiased big data, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will work in a NIH-funded laboratory to understand and reverse the molecular mechanisms involved in tumor progression and treatment resistance. The successful applicants will also be dedicated to developing novel anticancer strategies and combination therapy to achieve better clinical outcomes.
Ideal candidates must have a PhD, have basic experience in standard laboratory techniques for molecular biology/genetics and/or immunology.
Preference to applicants who are finishing graduate school or have less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience.
Candidates are expected to be able to work independently and possess strong interpersonal communication and analytical skills.
Candidates will be motivated, detailed, goal-oriented and possess excellent organizational skills.
Prior work experience within the field of cancer biology or translational medicine is a plus but not required.
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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