Dr. Leah Cook in the Department of Pathology & Microbiology is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct and coordinate research activities in a high paced laboratory that is studying mechanisms of neutrophils in progression and chemo-resistance of pancreatic and prostate cancer and exploration of novel therapeutic targets and strategies. The successful candidate will develop and implement tests, methods and procedures; perform research using mouse models, cell culture and cloning techniques; analyze and review findings; and provide recommendations relevant to the continuation and successful completion of the project(s) and the laboratory. Provides research oversight towards graduate student projects. Position would start on or about September 1, 2019.
Ph.D. degree in cancer, biology, molecular biology, or related scientific field (received degree within 3 years of this application).
Experience in research laboratory setting, including animal models.
Preferred experience in cancer research and immunology research experience with a knowledge of the development of novel therapeutics with a knowledge of recombinant DNA technology and flow cytometry.
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