Post Doctoral Fellow - Department of Pediatrics
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The Porter lab in the Department of Pediatrics (Leukemia & Lymphoma) studies mechanisms of leukemogenesis, with a focus on immune evasion. We are recruiting a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work on a grant funded project that includes in vitro cell culture work, as well as in vivo animal modelling of disease. Experience with flow cytometry and animal handling is preferred, but training may be provided for an individual with other outstanding qualifications, such as bioinformatics expertise. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to assist in manuscript and grant writing as part of their career development training.
Ideal candidates will have a PhD in cancer biology, immunology or related field and be able to work relatively independently. Experience with flow cytometry and animal handling is preferred. Skills in bioinformatics are desirable as well. Candidates should be motivated, detail oriented and have strong interpersonal communication skills.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
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