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A postdoctoral position is available in a dynamic research laboratory in the Department of Radiology at Michigan Medicine. Our group, led by Dr. Stefanie Galban, focuses on developing and establishing mouse models of various malignancies recapitulating human disease to develop novel therapies, including gene therapy and imaging technologies. Central to our studies is the lethal pediatric brain tumor, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), particularly targeting cancer stem cells to address treatment resistance and identify new therapeutic paradigms in this disease. Our laboratory is surrounded by a rich research environment at the Center for Molecular Imaging and the Rogel Cancer Center. The postdoctoral fellow will support our investigations of mechanisms of molecularly targeted therapies utilizing imaging in cell cultures and mouse models. The research will involve molecular and cell biology procedures, gene editing techniques, protein analysis, DNA and RNA sequencing, fluorescence and bioluminescence imaging, and multi-modality imaging studies in mouse models of various cancers.
The candidate is expected to design and perform experiments to accomplish lab goals, critically analyze data, and take primary responsibility for writing and publishing results in scientific journals. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to coordinate efforts with researchers in other scientific disciplines. The candidate must be open to a flexible schedule to accommodate times for animal imaging and varying treatment schedules.
Members of the Galban Laboratory work in a highly collaborative research environment with leading experts in oncology and imaging. Our goal is to motivate and train postdoctoral fellows across disciplines to address new and challenging problems in cancer and develop novel therapies.
70%- Molecular and cell biology animal experiments
Design and perform experiments
Coordinate research efforts with researchers in other scientific disciplines
DNA and RNA sequencing
20%- Imaging experiments
Conduct multi-modality imaging studies in mouse models of various cancers
MRI, CT, bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging
Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write summary reports and findings
Prepare manuscripts for publication.
Write and prepare abstracts and presentations for professional meetings
Highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with an MD/PhD or PhD background in cell and molecular biology, signal transduction, CRISPR gene editing, and RNA sequencing, along with a record of research excellence as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and scientific productivity. The candidate must have a strong desire and motivation to apply and translate research from cells to animal models using in vivo imaging techniques. The candidate must work well in a team of multidisciplinary researchers, have excellent organizational and communications skills in English, and competence in word processing and spreadsheet software.
Previous PhD or postdoctoral research experience in pediatric brain tumors.
One-year postdoc with option to renew.
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