Post Doc Fellow-Pancreatic Cancer
- Location: Phoenix, AZ
- Job Number: 7088417
- Posting Date: Nov 4, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe Pancreatic Cancer Research Laboratory at TGen currently has a postdoctoral fellowship position available. Our lab aims to develop novel targeted therapies for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. We employ genomic and biochemical approaches to identify alterations responsible for driving the progression and/or drug resistance of pancreatic cancer. Promising alterations are further validated for drug targeting and candidate therapies are then developed and tested in cell line, organoids, and animal models. By closely working with clinicians at TGen's Clinical Services, we seek to rapidly translate laboratory findings to the clinic. Promising therapies are promptly evaluated in pilot clinical trials. Conversely, hypotheses generated by clinicians based on clinical observations are readily tested in the laboratory.
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.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Involved in the planning, execution and interpretation of experiments (daily). Experimentally
Assist in the assembly/writing of manuscripts (scientific papers) and grants (daily). Keep
abreast of current literature.
Conduct scientific presentations at national and international meetings (two to three times a
year). Present scientific findings at departmental meetings (monthly).
Perform various administrative tasks (i.e., order supplies, paperwork, etc.)We value and support diversity in our workforce.
Education and Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related field and less than 2 years of experience
Cancer/biology-related field of study.
Experience with animal models for cancer is preferred.
Why come to Phoenix, Arizona?
Relocation packages are available to move to the beautiful Valley of the Sun! Phoenix is an incredible place to live! Like the outdoors? We average 300 sunny days each year – 100 more sunny days than the typical U.S. city. With an average of only 30 days with rain your recreational plans rarely get ruined. We have multiple mountain ranges within a 30-minute drive of the city center, California or Mexico beaches are a quick five-hour drive away, and, in the winter, snow sports are just a two-hour drive north to Flagstaff.
Our airport is consistently ranked as one of the best in the country with direct flights to all major U.S. cities, Europe, and the Americas. Enjoy long weekends in Vegas? Drive there in five hours or fly there in 45 minutes. Our average commute time (25 minutes) is under the U.S. national average. Spend less time in your car and more time doing the things you love!
We also have great nightlife, performing arts, food, college and professional sports, and live music. Arizona is truly one of the nation’s best-kept secrets. Lastly, the scientific community in Phoenix is large and constantly growing – research and clinical partners abound!
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