The Souroullas Lab at Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Oncology/Section of Molecular Oncology, has an opening for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the area of cancer epigenetics. The lab focuses on understanding the role of epigenetic mechanisms, such as chromatin modifications, during cancer development, with a focus on human lymphoma and melanoma.
The successful applicant will perform a variety of complex and technical basic science experiments. These will entail the use of genetically engineered mouse models in conjunction with in vitro assays (tissue culture), molecular, biochemical, pharmacological and next generation sequencing approaches.
The principal investigator will provide hands-on mentoring and training to help the technician develop and enhance their skills in a highly collaborative and welcoming lab environment.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Manages their own project, which should lead to several first author publications
2. Develops proficiency in their chosen scientific discipline/field
3. Develops proficiency in their technical skills
4. Develops proficiency in their ancillary skills, e.g. writing, public speaking, networking, critical evaluation of scientific documents, etc.
5. Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University
6. Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
7. Prepares and submits papers on research.
8. Assists in the design of research experiments.
9. Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
10. Conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities.
11. Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
12. Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records
13. Engage in open and timely discussion with his/her mentor regarding possession or distribution of material, reagents, or records belonging to their laboratory and any proposed disclosure of findings or techniques privately or in publications.
14. Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
15. Adherence to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations. All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University laboratories remain the property of the University.
· General experience with molecular biology and mouse handling
· Detailed-oriented, highly-organized with excellent communication skills
· Demonstrated ability to think critically and work independently
· Ability and strong desire to learn complex tasks with general instruction
· Preference will be given to applicants with hands-on experience in the techniques listed above.
MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
A recent Ph.D or M.D/Ph.D in the biomedical sciences, and a record of productive research with at least one first author publication in a peer reviewed journal. Preference will be given to candidates with a background on chromatin biology, hematopoiesis, experience with mouse models and knowledge of bioinformatics and next-gen sequencing analysis.
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