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The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 51 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, providing advanced patient care and serving the community through outreach and education programs.The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the care of patients with cancer. The Center supports one of the broadest ranges of cancer activities in the nation – from fundamental and translational cancer research in molecular genetics and advanced molecular therapeutics, and from population studies of cancer incidence to community education about cancer prevention and risk reduction.
Independently design and execute complex in vivo animal studies in mouse models of solid tumors in order to meet existing grant objectives/milestones and other cooperate funding objectives that support translational cancer research, including immunotherapy and other therapy. Manage and coordinate research efforts with other collaborators as appropriate for multidisciplinary research. Plan, execute and follow-up on high level regular and ad hoc meetings of investigators and management. Independently conceive, plan, and conduct research projects based on reviews of scientific literature and recent advances in related fields, organizing and executing all techniques involved.
Contribute novel ideas of major methodological significance to the research projects, designing key experiments and developing new techniques. Author or co-author scientific journal manuscripts and book chapters. Report directly to funding agencies and journal editors. Prepare and implement research study budgets based on analysis of data. Direct and advise the work of technicians, students, and post-doctoral fellows to enable them to successfully participate in laboratory projects. Perform other duties as needed.
Extensive theoretical knowledge of virology, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology and/or Bachelor's Degree, including experience in establishing, maintaining, and transfecting virus and/or equivalent education/experience.
Experience in designing, coordinating, executing, and analyzing data from in vivo studies using fluorescent mouse models of cancer/oncology.
Experience performing intramural and subcutaneous injections, dissection of animal pathological analysis, and in vivo quantitative imaging.
Demonstrated experience in cancer/oncolytic rodent models to determine cell burden/fate.
Skill in experimental design and adaptation of methods to achieve results. Experience in integrating data from multiple sources to synthesize conclusions. Knowledge and ability to read and abstract scientific articles and apply to the design of experiments.
Experience in the official review of manuscripts for publication in peer-review journals, and in the evaluation of grant proposals for potential funding.
Experience in procuring funding by designing and executing experiments, analyzing data and deriving conclusions, developing experimental plans based on results from those preliminary studies, and writing all components of grant applications. These components include Abstracts, Specific Aims, Background and Significance, Preliminary Studies, Research Design and Methods, Budgets, Personnel, Animal Protocols, and revisions of applications based on Reviewer's comments.
Experience and knowledge in developing hypotheses, design experiments, conduct experiments, analyze data, write manuscripts, and publish results in peer-reviewed journals, including all interactions with Reviewers and Editors.
Experience in managing multi-center projects and working under milestones driven projects, including knowledge in writing reports and experience in communicating with extramural funding.
Experience in designing and performing next generation RNA sequencing samples preparation and analyses.
Demonstrated experience in DNA and RNA extraction and use of extracted products in various PCR methods.
Expertise in building and managing biobanking of primary patient samples, including generating
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