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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the laboratory of Joshua B Rubin to study the molecular basis for sex differences in brain tumor biology. Significant differences exist in brain tumor incidence and outcome for males and females. Using primary human brain tumor specimens and murine models of brain tumors we have been investigating the basis for these differences at the genetic, epigenetic and intracellular signaling levels. The overarching goal of this research is to define the molecular mechanisms that underlie sex differences in brain tumors and to enhance precision medicine approaches to brain tumor therapy by incorporating the biology of sex differences. The focus of this work will be on the differing epigenetics of male and female cells. Knowledge of epigenetics and familiarity with chromatin technology and computational methods is desirable but not required. This is an NIH supported position in the Department of Pediatrics at the Washington University School of Medicine, a leading research institution.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages their own project, which should lead to a first author publication
Develops proficiency in their chosen scientific discipline/field
Develops proficiency in their technical skills
Develops proficiency in their ancillary skills, e.g. writing, public speaking, networking, critical evaluation of scientific documents, etc.
Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Prepares and submits papers on research.
Assists in the design of research experiments.
Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
Conscientious discharge of their research responsibilities.
Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records
Engage in open and timely discussion with their 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.
Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
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.
The appointee has earned a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree. Experience with cancer biology, neuroscience, primary neural or cancer stem cell culture, as well as with animal models of cancer is desirable.
Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and record findings.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please submit your CV, a statement regarding career goals and how a post-doc in this lab would help achieve those goals and the names and contact information for two references, one of which must be your PhD mentor to: email@example.com
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Post Doc Instructions:
Please do not submit an application to this posting.� To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in �Applicant Special Instructions�.
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