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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Medical Oncology - 42788 in St. Louis, Missouri

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”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

*POSITION SUMMARY:*

Positions are available in the Chheda laboratory. We are looking for postdoctoral fellows with a passion to discover and characterize drivers of the cancer stem cell state. As an NIH-funded laboratory, we are developing new therapies to target brain tumor stem cells. As such, our work straddles the realms of basic and translational research. Scientists with an interest in cancer, transcriptional regulation, and development are encouraged to apply. We believe in providing strong scientific and career mentorship.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Trains under the supervision of a faculty mentor including (but not limited to):

  1. Manages their own project, which should lead to 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.

Required Qualifications

The appointee has earned a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings.
  • The ideal candidate will be committed to applying classical and cutting-edge molecular, genetic, and biochemical approaches to address central questions in glioma pathogenesis and treatment resistance.
  • Experience with model organisms is an asset.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits

This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested applicants should send a cover letter that includes a brief statement of career plans, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Milan G. Chheda, mchheda@wustl.edu.

The appointment is viewed as a training or transitional period preparatory to an academic, industrial, governmental, or other full-time research or teaching career. Used when the appointee performs specific services on a grant or contract in exchange for compensation. The appointment is of limited duration generally, not to exceed five years cumulatively unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Medical Oncology - 42788

Job ID: 42788

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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