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 Appointee position is to conduct independent laboratory research under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Cristina Montagna. The research interest of the Montagna lab is to conduct cancer research affecting a variety of tissues to analyze experiments relative to the understanding of molecular mechanisms of tumor initiation and progression. The Montagna Lab at Rutgers Cancer Institute leverages multiple experimental approaches. Including single-cell genomics by next-generation sequencing, in situ single-cell analyses of DNA and RNA by Fluorescent in situ Hybridization (FISH), and CRISPR gene editing to induce genomic instability and study its consequences on tumor transformation and therapy response. The candidate will have the opportunity to join a highly translational laboratory that seeks to identify underlying mechanisms of tumorigenesis and translate these findings into improved personalized therapeutic strategies for treating breast and cervical cancer.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Works under the direction of the principal investigator (PI).
Assists the PI and study staff on all ongoing research that carries out various experimental and bioinformatics studies in cancer research to analyze experiments relative to understanding how genomic instability promotes tumorigenesis.
Aids the study PI with preparing, cleaning, analyzing data, and preparing manuscripts, reports, and presentations.
Performs numerous experimental approaches, including single-cell genomics by next-generation sequencing, in situ single-cell analyses of DNA and RNA, and CRISPR gene editing to induce genomic instability and study its consequences on tumor initiation, progression, and therapy response.
Prepares written reports of research experiments.
Prepares grant proposals based on research conducted.
Gives oral presentations of the research.
Must possess effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to publish scientific research papers/articles.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Post-Doctoral Appointee candidate should have a recent Ph.D. degree relevant to biology or molecular biology area.
Qualified candidates must be in the process of completing or have finished the training for Ph.D. and/or M.D.
Candidates must provide proof all requirements have been fulfilled before their position start date.
City: New Brunswick
Equipment Utilized: Standard lab equipment; computer software/hardware; presentation software; microscopes
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Physical Demands: Standing, sitting, walking, talking, and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25lbs.
Work Environment: Laboratory work environment, with moderate noise. Exposure to biological specimens (cells, blood, tissues, etc.) with possible exposure to infectious diseases and hazardous chemicals, including therapeutic drugs. The laboratory environment operates under mandatory universal safety precautions.
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