POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE - Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
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The lab of Tammara Watts, MD, PhD has an immediate position for a postdoctoral research scientist. This position will investigate the role of the PDGFR-α signaling pathway in the tumor microenvironment in head and neck cancer biology. Preference will be given to highly self-motivated individuals interested in career advancement and growth opportunities.
Please submit an electronic curriculum vitae, a brief letter of research interest and a list of references.
- Organizing and implementing complex research plans, the development of methods, data collection, analysis and evaluation, and writing.
- Assist the Principal Investigator in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences www.headandnecksurgery.duke.edu. Analyze and interpret collected and prepare reports of high-profile data to investigators with a rapid turnaround time.
- Research new products, tests, and methods and report on relative feasibility, quality, and benefits of new developments.
- Summarize completed protocols and studies; write scientific articles and manuscripts for publication and presentation.
- Monitor progress of research projects and coordinate with Principal Investigator to stay on budget and schedule to meet the milestones and deliverables.
- Training in bioethics, laboratory management, and scientific writing.
- Maintain accurate laboratory documentation of experiments, including raw experimental data and laboratory notebooks.
- Present scientific results at meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed journals.
PhD, MD, or MD, PhD; minimum one first author publication, expertise in molecular biology techniques including western blot, flow cytometry, QT-PCR, RNA/DNA extraction, protein purification, siRNA. Ideal candidates will possess excellent oral and written communication.
Postdoctoral appointments are generally for up to 3 years.
Job Code: 00003820 POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE
Job Level: 00
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