The Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota wishes to hire a full-time Post Doc. This person will work on research related to the projects funded by NIH and other sources developing novel oncolytic adenovirus-based cancer therapeutics based on the novel vector system we have developed recently.
Job duties include: 1. Participate in the design, implementation and evaluation of research studies in cancers. Currently, we have emphases on a) development of cancer therapeutics based on viral vectors, b) analyses of metabolic factors affecting cancer progression, c) development of vector system for in vivo gene editing and its application. The activities include cloning, cell culture, virus amplification/purification, complex viral vector system design and construction, baculovirus-based protein expression and analyses, in vitro and in vivo analyses of the products based on various molecular biology techniques for evaluation of developed therapeutics, and also collection and data analyses; reports and publication of findings. Active participation in research activities are strongly encouraged, and proposing new ideas and approaches are always welcomed.
2. Develop of research ideas, projects and study protocols -Participate in weekly lab meeting. -Participate in weekly one-on-one meeting with PI. -Generate relevant and novel research ideas for new projects
3. Prepare and Present Abstracts for Podium or Poster -Write abstracts for submission to annual scientific meetings. -Present accepted abstracts as podium or poster during scientific meetings
4. Manuscript writing and submission to scientific journals -Complete manuscripts and submit to peer-reviewed journals
Department of Surgery
Basic and Translational Research
Required: • PhD, MD or equivalent. • Experienced in a relevant field of study such as Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology, Medical Biotechnology or Immunology • Demonstrate experience in running scientific projects as an independent researcher as well as a valued team member • Strong interest in application of biotechnology for the development of therapeutics and diagnostics • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Willingness to participate in planning, designing, performing top level science in the relevant fields
Preferred: • Experiences in gene delivery, therapeutic genetic intervention (e.g. gene editing), the development of novel therapeutics, and techniques used in these fields. • Strong writing skills, as evidenced by first-author, peer-reviewed publications
Internal Number: 336276
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