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The Program in Prostate Cancer Research and the Division of Human Biology seek a Postdoctoral Fellow to perform studies exploring the molecular mechanisms underlying metastatic prostate cancer in Dr. Peter Nelson’s research group.
The particular areas of emphasis for this position center on studies of cancer genomics, tumor microenvironment, epigenetics, cell-free DNA, prostate cancer biomarkers, and their translation to improve treatment strategies. We are recruiting a post-doctoral fellow to engage in laboratory-based studies of these processes. This is a basic science position that focuses on delineating the molecular mechanisms of metastatic prostate cancer with the opportunity for translational studies evaluating the efficacy and outcome of novel therapeutics
M.D. degree or Ph.D. degree in biology; biochemistry; genetics; molecular biology; cell biology; immunology or related field is required. Additionally, experience in one of the following areas is required: medicine/urology, genomics/genetics, analysis of inflammation/immune composition, biomarker characterization. Knowledge/exposure in biobanking, clinical trial design, and biostatistics is desired, as well as a demonstrated track record of high-quality publications. Expertise/skills in molecular biology techniques is desired: RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, cell culture, drug toxicity assays. Candidates need to be highly-motivated, organized individuals who think independently but enjoy working as part of a dynamic, collaborative, and multidisciplinary team. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential