Postdoctoral Fellow

Rockville, Maryland
Competitive salary
May 04 2016
Position Type
Full Time

Openings for Post-doctoral Fellow positions are available immediately at the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR), Uniformed Services University of the Health Science (USUHS), which is administratively supported by Henry M. Jackson Foundation. Highly motivated individuals with 2-3 years of experience, strong career interests in cancer genomics will be focusing on genomics/ transcriptomics of (1) ethnic differences in prostate cancer; or (2) aggressive renal medullary carcinoma associated with the sickle cell trait. Substantial experience with application of Next-Gen Sequencing technologies (whole genome, exome and RNA sequencing), using clinical specimens is required. A demonstrated record of scientific accomplishment, strong work ethic, and strong intellectual commitments to cancer research are essential. The successful candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and organizational, and communication skills. Applicants must be self-motivated, able to work independently and as an integral member of the scientific team in a multi-disciplinary bio-medical research setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Background in cancer research and a strong career interests in cancer genomics.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Ph.D. degree in cancer genetics, molecular and cell biology or related scientific discipline, with less than 3 years of Postdoctoral experience.

Minimum Experience: Experience with related experiments in cancer genetics, cancer biology, molecular and cell biology as well as experience in genomics technologies, including next generation sequencing (NGS), computational biology, bioinformatics, or biostatistics are highly desirable.

Physical Capabilities:  Long periods of standing and sitting; intricate work with hands; carrying of light and moderately heavy laboratory equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:  Adhere to SOPs including keeping and maintaining accurate and detailed electronic records of all research and experiments performed, electronic inventories and central repositories.  May provide guidance to research assistants and graduate and college students.

Work Environment  Laboratory environment; may involve working with bio-hazardous materials; may require working evenings and weekends.

The CPDR at USUHS is an inter-disciplinary research program to study prostate diseases in the tri-service military health care system with key collaborating partners at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) and the Joint Pathology Center (JPC).  Established by the US Congress in 1991, the CPDR has developed comprehensive bio-specimen banks and a multi-center patient database.  The mission of the CPDR is to improve the early detection, prognosis and develop potential treatments for prostate disease. The research environment at USUHS-CPDR is diverse with many opportunities to establish collaborations and interactions with scientists. We are committed to scientific excellence, diversity, and to providing mentorship for professional growth.

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a congressionally authorized, not-for-profit corporation that provides unparalleled scientific and management services to military medical research and education programs worldwide. Our mission is to advance military medical research.

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