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Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate
University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California
 
 
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Date Posted 04/08/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

This is a full-time, fixed term position.

The department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine focuses on understanding the underlying mechanisms for studying human disease and leads to high-impact breakthroughs in drug discovery, therapeutics, disease etiology and prevention. The mission is to better understand the underlying mechanisms for studying human disease through research and training that combines basic concepts of biochemistry with wide-ranging interdisciplinary topics. Our program provides hands-on experience in state-of-the-art laboratories to produce high-impact results for treatment, prevention and therapeutics.

Dr. Peggy Farnham is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate to lead a new NIH R01 project. This grant will allow the lab to conduct a detailed analysis of an oncogenic transcription factor that is associated with poor patient survival in a variety of different cancers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage research endeavors, specifically for the NIH-R01 project
  • Coordinate all aspects of project implementation, evaluation/analysis, and dissemination of study findings
  • Synthesize existing data and generate manuscript proposals
  • Serve as the lab’s main data manager and analyst.
  • Draft comprehensive APA-style results sections, including tables, graphs, and figures
  • Be active in grant-writing and design of new studies
  • Provide supervision and mentorship for staff and undergraduate research assistants

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in a molecular biology-related discipline.
  • Prior experience in producing and analyzing whole genome datasets (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, and DNA methylation data).
  • Prior experience in using CRISPR to produce functional gene knockouts
  • Prior experience in producing and screening mammalian clonal cell cultures
  • Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Highly developed organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively


Minimum education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous three years Minimum experience: 0-1 year Minimum field of expertise: Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.

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