Postdoctoral Research (Scholar or Associate) Position Open in the Silva-Fisher Lab (Department of Medicine).
The Silva-Fisher Lab (silvafisherlab.com) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on RNA Modifications and transcriptomics of cancer metastasis. The overall research focus is to study the mechanisms of RNA modifications including non-protein coding genes called long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) to target them and use them for new cancer treatments. The Silva-Fisher lab consists of a bioinformatics dry lab and a wet lab that work together as a team to identify and characterize mechanisms of long non-coding RNAs in metastatic cancer. Research projects include: 1) defining the mechanisms of metastatic progression, 2) understanding how lncRNA-protein interactions promote tumor growth, 3) evaluating RNA modifications in cancer, and 4) assessing the contribution of long non-coding regulation in drug response and treatment resistance. Visit Silvafisherlab.com to read recent publications.Â
The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Jessica Silva-Fisher, the Breast Cancer Research Program, Multiple Myeloma Group, Cancer Genomics, and Single Cell RNA Sequencing Group. In addition to high-quality research facilities, career and professional development training for postdoctoral researchers is provided by Dr. Silva-Fisher and through the Mentorship to Enhance Diversity Program, Career Center, Teaching Center, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and campus groups. Additional information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs. Dr. Silva-Fisher will also work closely with the postdoctoral researcher to develop an Independent Research Plan for their career development.
Trains under the supervision of a faculty mentor including (but not limited to):
Manages their own project, which should lead to a first author publication.
Develops expertise in data analysis.
Develops proficiency in career skills, including writing, public speaking, networking, and critical evaluation of scientific literature.
Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University with excellent oral communication skills.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Prepares and submits papers on research with excellent writing skills.
Designs research experiments.
Evaluates research findings and reports results.
Conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities.
Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records.
Engage in open and timely discussion with his/her mentor regarding possession or distribution of material, reagents, or records belonging to their laboratory and any proposed disclosure of findings or techniques privately or in publications.
Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
Adherence to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations.Â All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University laboratories remain the property of the University.
Mentorship of trainees in the lab.
Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.
PhD in Computational Biology, Statistics, Cancer Biology, Cancer Genetics or Genomics.
Background in computational biology, statistics, biomedical engineering.
Demonstrated ability to implement organize, analyze, and process RNA sequencing, DNA sequencing data, or single cell sequencing, and records findings.
Independent, self-motivated and eager to acquire new knowledge and skills on a regular basis.
Ability to analyze, interpret, and communicate results with others.
Experience working in a dry lab setting with background in RNA biology or cancer biology.
Experience analyzing pull-down sequencing data (meRIP-Seq, CLIP-Seq, or CHIP-Seq) is a plus.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.Â The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
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