Location: New York, New York
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The Smith laboratory, an NCI-funded research program, in conjunction with the Surgery Department for Rectal Cancer Research, is searching for an outstanding scientist with a strong interest in translational research focused on the biology of rectal, colon, and anal cancer. The Smith laboratory focuses on improving response to neoadjuvant therapies for patients with rectal cancer by developing better disease models. Other projects in the laboratory include identifying novel radiosensitizers to take forward into phase 1 clinical trials with parallel co-clinical trials in patient-derived organoids through strong collaborative relationships with colorectal disease management team members and Dr. Paul Romesser, a radiation oncologist. We are seeking candidates with a strong molecular and tumor biology background with experience in cancer biology, along with experience with PDO and PDX animal models.
The candidate will have the opportunity to interact with investigators with expertise in the biology of rectal cancer, translational therapeutics, and molecular pathology.
The ideal candidate should have:
- Ph.D. or equivalent in biological science
- Proficiency with organoids culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, gene expression arrays, DNA, RNA, and protein assays
- Experience with mouse models will be considered a definite strength
- At least 3-4 years of experience
Please send CV, bibliography, brief statement of research interests and names of 3 references via email (Including #SmithResearch in the subject line) to:
Surgery Research Lab Manager, SKI
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