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Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences-Dr. Watts
The lab of Tammara Watts, MD, PhD has an immediate position for a postdoc oral research scientist. The primary focus of the Watts lab is understanding the bi-directional signaling between tumor microenvironment mesenchymal stromal cells, cancer associated fibroblasts and tumor epithelial c ells that mediate chemoradiation resistance. In addition, we have recently been awarded two pilot grants that seek to understand the biologic basis for racial disparities in HPV-mediated oropharynx cancer. Preference will be given to highly self-motivated individuals interested, early in their post-doctoral training with an interest in career advancement and academic growth opportunities. The Department of Head and Neck Surgery is seeking to build a premier head and neck oncology research group. We are a highly collaborative group and funding is available to support the ideal candidate for at least 2-3 years.
- 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.
Ph D, MD, or MD, PhD; minimum one first author publication, expertise in molecular biology techniques including western blot, flow cytometry, QT-PC R, RNA/DNA extraction, protein purification, siRNA. Ideal candidates will possess excellent oral and written communication.
In addition to applying online to this please submit an electronic curriculum vitae, a brief letter of research interest and a list of references.
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