Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in Radiation Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Fellow position is to conduct independent laboratory research under the direction of the principal investigator. The current focus of the lab is the mechanisms and models of cancers associated with mutations in tumor suppressors BRCA1, PALB2 and BRCA2. The postdoctoral appointee will use mammalian cell culture and mouse models to understand the functions of these tumor suppressors in DNA replication, damage repair and cell cycle checkpoint control in vitro and vivo, and may also explore avenues to model or prevent cancer development associated with mutations in the genes. Candidates should have a new or recent Ph.D. degree and strong background in molecular biology and mammalian cell biology. Prior background in mouse work is also desirable.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Works under the direction of the principal investigator.
Carries out various experimental and bioinformatics studies to investigate the DNA damage response functions of BRCA1, PALB2 and BRCA2.
Must possess effective oral and written communication skills and ability to publish scientific research papers/articles.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Post-Doctoral Appointee candidate should have a new or recent PhD degree.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Effective oral and written communication skills.
The ability to work both independently and collaboratively is also essential.
Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Background in molecular biology and cell biology.
Prior background in mouse work.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25lbs.
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