Research Associate

21 May 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Summary

The postdoctoral research associate will study and investigate metabolic pathways crucial to cancer growth, survival, and metastasis, with the goal of developing personalized therapies. This will be accomplished by performing laboratory experiments involving mouse models, cancer cell lines, genetic engineering, liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, and other metabolism-related techniques. Data analysis and computational approaches will also be used.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related field

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related field
5 years of research experience in metabolism, mouse models of human disease, cancer cell lines, gene editing, and/or mass spectrometry-based metabolomics
3 peer-reviewed research publications, with at least 1 publication as first author
Good communication skills, willingness to collaborate, ability to give/take constructive feedback, and sustain a friendly and fun lab culture.

Required Application Materials

CV, a statement of research interests, and names and contact information of at least three references.

Special Instructions

Approximate start date: 8/15/2019


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