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Post Doc Fellow, Department of Radiation Oncology

University of Cincinnati
Main Campus
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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati puts education into action, ranking among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

At UC, today’s possibilities spark tomorrow’s reality.

Job OverviewAs one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients.

The Takiar Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, is recruiting for a post-doctoral research fellow with special interest in radiation biology and applications to enhance clinical outcomes. The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, along with the affiliated health system (UC Health), are leaders in basic, translational, and clinical cancer research and cancer treatment (https ://med.

The lab focuses on novel mechanisms of resistance to ionizing radiation that have the potential to translate to the clinic. Recent projects have focused on the role of glutaminase inhibition and nanoparticle-based radiation enhancement in head and neck cancer. Ongoing projects will take advantage of access to our animal irradiator, a brand-new cabinet irradiator within the lab, and access to the Cincinnati Proton Therapy Center. Projects use existing cell lines within the lab, relevant mouse models, and human samples when required. This is a co-Pl led lab, with Dr. Trisha Wise-Draper, whose laboratory studies mechanisms of resistance to immunotherapeutics. As translation to the clinic is a priority, there is frequent collaboration between bench scientists and clinicians.

Essential Functions
  • Conduct research experiments in radiation biology within the pre-determined research scope and methodology.
  • Gather and analyze data and develop new ideas that promote current research.
  • Prepare data summaries, reports, manuscripts, and presentations of research results.
  • Participate in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentation; may assist in grant writing.
  • Keep informed of developments in the research field and maintain and enhance professional expertise.
  • Maintain a detailed and updated lab notebook, outlining experiments and methods.
  • Teach techniques to others, train, and mentor junior research staff.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
  • Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members.
  • Assist with lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies, as needed.

Minimum Education and ExperienceQualified candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent) in Molecular Biology, Oncology, or a related field, with interest and experience in applications to cancer.

Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Expertise in radiation biology, oncology, mouse experimentation, biomolecular techniques, and complex cell culture systems.
  • Training grant opportunities may be available for applicants who are U.S. citizens.
  • Women ( and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Cincinnati is committed to attracting and retaining a world-class faculty that embodies our dedication to diversity and inclusion.
Application ProcessThe application package should include, in a single pdf file: (1) a one-page Cover Letter outlining relevance of research experience and interests to position description, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for three references.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

REQ: 80501


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