Tumorigenesis Drivers: Our research aims to unravel the intricate mechanisms that underlie the development and progression as well as drug resistance of lung cancer. Leveraging state-of-the-art techniques such as genomic sequencing, transcriptomics, spatial transcriptomics, and advanced imaging, we are dedicated to identifying the key genetic, molecular, and cellular factors that contribute to the initiation and growth of these cancers as well as drug resistances. Notably, our investigation involves the use of Patient-Derived Xenografts (PDX) to closely model the tumors found in patients, enhancing the clinical relevance of our findings.Â
Therapeutic Mechanisms: Building upon our comprehensive understanding of cancer biology, we are actively exploring innovative therapeutic avenues. Our team is at the forefront of developing a groundbreaking treatment modality that capitalizes on our advanced technology currently in the final stages of commercialization. We are determined to uncover the precise mechanisms through which this treatment targets and disrupts cancer progression, leading to enhanced patient outcomes.Â
Cutting-Edge Research: By joining our team, you will have the unique opportunity to work on the frontiers of cancer research. Our collaborative environment fosters creativity, critical thinking, and innovation, allowing you to contribute to groundbreaking discoveries in the field.Â
Advanced Technology: You will gain hands-on experience with the latest advanced technology, both in cancer genomics and therapeutic development. This exposure will equip you with invaluable skills that are highly transferable to both academia and industry.Â
Patient Relevance: Your work with Patient-Derived Xenografts (PDX) will directly impact the translation of research findings to patient care. This aspect of our research ensures that your contributions have a real-world impact on understanding cancer and developing effective therapies.Â
Impactful Work: Your contributions will directly impact our understanding of cancer biology and the development of potential new treatments. As part of our team, you will be driving advancements that could revolutionize cancer care and patient outcomes.
Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree. â‹
Enthusiasm for cancer research and a strong interest in unraveling the molecular basis of tumorigenesis and therapeutics.Â
Proficiency in molecular biology techniques, data analysis, and relevant software tools.Â
Self-motivated and able to work independently, demonstrating a proactive approach to learning and problem-solving.Â
Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team, communicate research findings effectively, and engage in scientific discussions.Â
Strong drive to excel in research and contribute to impactful discoveries in the field.Â
Previous experience in cancer biology or related fields is advantageous but not mandatory.Â
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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