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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Radiology - 50840
University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
 
 
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Date Posted 03/06/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting.  To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.



Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Radiology.  This position is for the Medical School Campus.



Essential Functions

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Ribeiro Pereira Lab is a preclinical multimodal imaging laboratory that aims at modulating the availability of surface targets by elucidating their regulatory mechanisms to enhance antibody- and non-antibody-based tumor therapies. The research program has four major goals:

  • Use biomolecules as tumor-targeting agents to deliver imaging or cytotoxic cargo.
  • Use multimodal imaging to monitor the binding of molecular-targeted compounds to tumors before and during therapy.
  • Use genetic and temporal pharmacologic approaches to modulate tumor biology in ways that enhance tumor binding of antibody- and non-antibody-based cancer therapies.
  • Improve cancer diagnosis and treatment by combining basic tumor biology with preclinical knowledge and clinical needs.

We seek a highly motivated and productive Postdoctoral Research Associate with a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field to help achieve the four primary goals of our research program. The hire will work under the supervision of Dr. Patrícia Ribeiro Pereira, Ph.D.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with cell lines, fresh cultures of tumors, and patient-derived xenografts.
  • Develops radiolabeled biomolecules and cell labeling technologies, dosimetry, and pharmacodynamics/pharmacokinetics studies.
  • Correlates molecular imaging findings with the respective tumor’s genetic profile.
  • Modulates tumor biology by using genetically modified mouse models and pharmacologic approaches.
  • Uses multimodal imaging to visualize cancer-immune cell interaction.
  • Converts novel scientific ideas to hypothesis-driven scientific experiments.
  • Designs and conducts experimental methods while critically interpreting experimental results.
  • Presents research findings to a multidisciplinary audience.


  • Required Qualifications

    Ph.D. degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field, M.D., D.Sc. or an equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.



    Preferred Qualifications

    • Expertise in tumor biology or oncology is highly desirable.
    • Candidates with a background in pharmacology, biochemistry, immuno-oncology but limited to no experience in radiochemistry/molecular imaging are encouraged to apply.
    • Enthusiastic and motivated individual with good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong interest in our research program and laboratory environment.
    • Ability to learn new techniques, design research projects independently, and be willing to prepare grants and manuscripts.


    Salary Range

    Base pay commensurate with experience.



    Pre-Employment Screening

    All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.



    Benefits

    This position is eligible for full-time benefits.  Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits:  https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ .



    Applicant Special Instructions

    Interested applicants should send a CV with contact information of references and cover letter (describing relevant expertise and scientific interests) to Kim Whitling at whitlingk@wustl.edu .



    EOE Statement

    Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.


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