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This is a high-skill grant funded postdoc position to conduct research. Position will study the mechanisms and therapies of breast cancer. The focus will be the role of nitric oxide in regulating tumor microenvironment for breast cancer initiation and therapeutic resistance.          



1. Ph.D. in Biochemistry, molecular biology, bimedical engineering or other related field, required.

2. Hands on experience with mouse work, required. 

3. Hands on experience with human clinical samples (tissues, blood and urine) required 
4. Hands on experience with mass spectrometry, HPLC, FACS and Q-RT-PCR, required. 
5. Ability and motivation to learn high resolution imaging techniques, including confocal multi-photon, IVIS and atomic force microscopy, required 
6. Must be familiar with chemical hygiene and bio-safety procedures, and willing to accept training in such procedures. 
7. Practical familiarity with standard tissue culture, molecular biology/biochemistry techniques and instrumentation utilized in a cancer biology research laboratory.

8. Ability to quantify results and perform statistical analyses required 

9. Ability to read scientific papers and compose manuscripts for publication in high impact journals, required. 
10. Ability and willingness to write a grant for an individual postdoctoral fellowship from the NIH, ACS, NSF or DOD within the first 2-4 months after beginning the position, required. 

Communication and other skills:  
1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English), required 
2. Ability to work cooperatively with a multidisciplinary research team, required 
3. Ability to perform experiments with initiative and independence, under general guidance from the PI., required 
4. Ability to present data in meetings and conferences, required 
5. Ability to teach and mentor graduate students.             

Working Conditions:

Working in a research laboratory environment. Must be familiar with chemical hygiene and biosafety procedures and willing to accept training in such procedures. Exposure to chemicals and biohazardous material. Work may involve some exposure to and handling of research animals (mice), potentially biohazardous substances (recombinant DNA, retro and lentiviruses, ATCC human cell llines and human samples), and potentially hazardous chemicals (organic solvents, cancer chemotherapeutic drugs). The irregular nature of the timing of research projects may require some evening and weekend hours to complete experiments.

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation. The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747.

Computer access is available at most public libraries and at the Office of Human Resources located in the Academic Services Center, Suite 1000 on the Scott Park Campus or at the satellite HR Office located at the Facilities Services Building, Suite 1000 on the Health Science Campus.





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Job No: Req 12
Posted: 3/15/2019
Application Due: 3/29/2019
Work Type:
Salary: To commensurate with education & experience