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We are looking for a highly motivated PhD-trained individual for a postdoc position and team player with a strong interest in understanding the cancer biology of leukemia and early T-cell development/regeneration with a goal to develop the basic science foundation needed to improve the effectiveness and safety of current medical treatments. Please see our website for additional details: http://chiangmarky8.wix.com/chiang-lab
Specific methodologies include (but not limited to):
Transcriptional genomics (ChIP-Seq/ATAC-Seq library preparation; RNA preparation for RNA-Seq library preparation; computational analyses of sequencing data using existing pipelines; basic bioinformatics)
Transcription factor assays (reporter; CRISPRi; ChIP; gel shift; qRT-PCR)
Early T-cell development and leukemogenesis assays (flow cytometry sorting and analysis; histology; bone marrow transplantation; intrathymic injections; retroviral transduction and transplantation; in vitro stromal cell culture; transplantation in NSG mice)
Model systems include:
Genetically engineered mouse models (Cre-loxP)
Human leukemia patient-derived xenograft models
Human and mouse leukemia cell lines
Design, perform, analyze, and interpret experiments with a level of supervision from PI and other lab members in line with existing skill set with goal towards independence
Work as a team with other lab members, such as the bioinformaticist and the lab manager/work-study students who manage the mouse colony and maintain the lab
Supervise undergraduate and rotation students
Train other lab members as needed
Collaborate with members of other labs as needed
Write first-authored manuscripts for publication
Write first-authored abstracts for intramural/extramural research conferences
Generate and present posters and give talks at lab meetings, combined lab meetings, and intramural/extramural research conferences
Travel to research conferences and other labs outside the university as needed
PhD in a biomedical field
Experience in genetically engineered mouse models
or protein biochemistry
or transcription factor assays
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