Job description

Duties: The Simpkins Laboratory in the Ovarian Cancer Research Center has the goal to identify novel therapies in the lab and bring them to the clinic for the treatment of ovarian cancer.
The candidate's responsibilities include carrying out his/her own projects with independence and timely submission of results for publication. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to analyze and present data in a professional 'publication ready' format and to be able to independently prepare and write manuscripts and grants fro submission. The candidate will serve as a lead on his/her own projects and contribute scientifically to other Simpkins lab projects. Candidate should be able to give scientific direction to postdoctoral fellows, and technicians in the lab. The candidate will assist Dr. Simpkins in the scientific oversight of all ongoing projects in the Simpkins lab. The candidate should be able to assist Dr. Simpkins with scientific collaborations with colleagues outside of the lab (including industry), and work closely with the lab manager, PDX manager to make sure the Simpkins lab is productive and runs efficiently.

The candidate should have experience in cellular/molecular biology, have experience in preparing protein lysates, running western blots. Experience running low cytometry is required. Proficiency in molecular biology techniques such as transfection/transduction, PCE are required. Responsibilities will also include establishing and growing primary tumor cultures, performing in vitro protein assays, testing cells with a multi-compound drug screen.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications: Highly advanced professional discipline. M.D., Ph. D., or equivalent doctoral degree and 5 years to 7 years of experience combination of education and experience is required. Experience in tissue culture such as growing human cells, ability to tranfect/transduce cells, ability to perform western blots, and flow cytometry. Should be able to perform DNA/RNA analysis. Must have experience working with mice. Should be able to perform minor mice surgical procedures and survival surgeries along with and and tumor resection. Must be able to maintain organized laboratory data.
Have experience writing and publishing scientific manuscripts in high impact journals. Have experience in training other members in the lab (post-docs, technicians). Able to work alongside Lab PI, able to work well with all lab members including lab manage, PDX manager, be a team player.
Able to oversee projects with industry and collaborators.Must be flexible with work hours.
The candidate should be able to work independently, have good communication skills. Support a team approach to research and work well with other lab members. Proficient in communicating and writing in English.

Reference Number: 40-30316

Salary Grade: RES

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: WM-Ctr for Res on Reprod and Women's Health

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Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research




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Posted: 11/8/2018
Application Due: 1/10/2019
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