Post-Doctoral Fellow (Cancer Biology & Metastasis)

New Orleans
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Position Description


Position Title:                        Post-Doctoral Fellow (Cancer Biology & Metastasis)

Reports To:                           Principal Investigator (Director/CEO)


Position Summary:

Regular, Full-Time with the Louisiana Cancer Research Center (LCRC), located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.


Develops, conducts, and publishes high quality research as part of a larger cancer biology and metastasis research project. Reads current scientific literature in the field and applies cutting edge approaches to testing new hypotheses.  Attends international meetings to present their work and to apply for external funding when possible. Investigates novel mechanisms, biomarkers, and targets to design and develop novel strategies for cancer prognosis prediction, and treatment with a focus on metastasis.  Makes independent judgments concerning the course of experiments. Carries out collaborative research with other members of the laboratory.  Supervises and provides assistance in training technicians and students (i.e., undergraduate and graduate levels).


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


·        Works in the lab designing and conducting experiments using diverse techniques including molecular biology, biochemistry, immunofluorescent microscopy, and          flowcytometry. Work will require conducting experiments using mice. Focus on signal transduction and drug development.

·        Trains and supervises students.

·        Writes up results for publication.

·        Prepares requests for purchase.

·        Prepares presentations for international meetings.

·        Performs other duties as assigned.

Primary Qualifications:

.        Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field.

·        Up to one (0-1) year of lab experience in Cancer Biology, Signal Transduction, Cell Biology, or a related field; and at least one (1) year of experience handling and          breeding mice.  

·        Must have generated peer-reviewed publications attesting to expertise.

·        Must have knowledge of Cell and Molecular biology, Cancer, and Signal Transduction.


Essential Skills:

·        Ability to perform immunoblotting, genotyping, and basic molecular biology techniques.

·        Competency in cell and molecular biological techniques, such as cell culture, transfection, infection, molecular cloning, DNA/RNA protein isolation, qRT-PCR,          CRISPR, and western blot, as well as other cellular and molecular assays according to examining phenotypic features of culturing cell.

·        Ability to use scientific equipment including thermocyclers, cell culture hood, chemical hood, and high-speed centrifuges.


Preferred Qualifications:

·        Experience in animal models of Cancer, Cancer Biology, Immunology, or Signal Transduction. Previous research experience relating to Signal Transduction.

·        Experience in cancer immunotherapy and metabolism are a plus.

·        Ability to write and communicate effectively in English.

Desired Qualifications:

·        Applicants with research backgrounds in cancer metabolism or immunotherapy are highly desirable.