This position will be responsible for performing research in a molecular laboratory as well as leading and spearheading current projects. These projects include a glioblastoma cell culture drug screen study, as well as ongoing initiatives on mitochondrial DNA and circular RNA analyses. Current projects encompass both hypothesis- or discovery-driven approaches to both optimize procedures and make genomic discoveries that may be translated to improve patient care and outcomes. This position will also be responsible for publishing manuscripts, giving research presentations, and contributing to grant applications.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform wet lab experiments and participate in experimental design. Perform research on existing methods, and optimize/implement/troubleshoot assays.
Collaborate with other divisions/groups (inside or outside TGen) to perform and accelerate research.
Make presentations at conferences. Provide support for grant submissions (e.g. generation of preliminary data, participate in writing as needed).
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.