Incredible postdoctoral fellowship opportunity in the Glioma Research Lab.
Dr. Michael Berens, Head of the Brain Tumor Unit and Deputy Directors at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is currently seeking to hire Postdoctoral Research Scholar.
There are multiple fellowship opportunities in the Brain Tumor Unit and throughout TGen. This particular position is funded by a minority fellowship grant, a grant designed to increase participation in the scientific research workforce of historically underrepresented groups. We encourage all individuals to apply, if it is determined you are not eligible for a minority fellowship grant position you will be considered for other positions.
This position involves design, execution, and supervision of technical personnel conducting experiments on the genetics and biochemistry (signal transduction pathways) underlying the invasive behavior of human tumor cells (primarily glioma). The Postdoctoral Scholar will work closely with Dr. Berens on peer-reviewed and new projects that involve co-investigators within TGen and at outside institutions. The Scholar will assume progressively more autonomous responsibilities for project development and execution with the aim of career maturation towards being an independent (extramurally-funded) scientist. The Fellow will assist in manuscript preparation, grant proposal development, and progress reports.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Projects in the laboratory include cancer-centric investigations that require competency, proficiency, and/or familiarity with (the majority of) the following:
Experimental Design, technical execution, data analysis, interpretation, and presentation of findings; in vitro cell biology studies of mammalian cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration, and viability; protein biochemistry using western blot, immunoprecipitation, densitometry, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, upright epifluorescence microscopy; molecular biology techniques including DNA sequencing, qRT-PCR, cell & tissue processing for isolation of DNA, RNA, and protein, plasmid design and construction, siRNA and transfection experiments; datamining of gene expression profiling, SNP frequencies, aneuploidy measurements.
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with neurological disorders, cancer, and diabetes, through cutting edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research towards patient benefit). TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities literally worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help our patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. TGen is allied with City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center. This precision medicine alliance enables both institutes to complement each other in research and patient care, with City of Hope providing a significant clinical setting to advance scientific discoveries made by TGen. For more information, visit: www.tgen.org.