Post Doctoral Fellow
- University of Kansas Medical Center
- Location: Kansas City, Kansas
- Category: Admin-Other Administrative Positions
- Posting Date: 06/03/2022
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
SOM KC Cancer Biology
Post Doctoral Fellow
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Job Description Summary:
Responsible for conducting novel research in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Washburn to study of human chromatin remodeling protein complexesa and protein interaction networks using innovative proteomic technologies. The post-doc in this position will build expertise in proteomics, computational analysis, and other valuable skills.
- Qualified candidates must have a PhD in Cancer Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or another Biological/Life Sciences from an accredited institution, excellent verbal and written English skills, and experience with biochemical methods. All applicants should also have basic bench skills (as listed in lab duties).
- Preferred applicant should be both innovative and highly motivated with broader sense of understanding cancer biology, biochemistry, and comutational analysis. Candidates with 1st author publications will be given preference. The candidate should be able to independently take lead on research projects.
Job Duties Outlined:
Research Overview: Conduct research in the building of integrated structural models of chromatin remodeling protein complexes and protien interaction networks. The main focus of the laboratory is to understand the strucutre and function of chromatin remodeling complexes that stronlgy impact a variety of cancers. Position is adaptable to a wide range of skills and will use bench experiments, cell culture, proteomics, and computational biology.
Expectations: The Postdoc will be expected to complete research projects under the guidance of the faculty mentor, record and interpret the results of their experiments in a laboratory notebook, prepare publication-quality manuscripts (including figures and tables) and publish in peer-reviewed literature. The applicant will also read literature articles, develop new ideas, and assimilate the information into his/her project design/interpretation.
- Lab skills: perform experiments utilizing molecular methods including cloning, affinity purifications of protein complexes, enzymatic assays, and live cell imaging. This will be couple to the processing of isolated protein complexes to state of the art and innovative proteomic methods with a primary focus on cross linking mass spectrometry. Finally, analyze these proteomics datasets to build integrated structural models of protein complexes.
- Dissemination of studies: Interact on a regular basis with their faculty mentor and members of the laboratory to discuss experimental design and interpretation of results. Present research aims and findings at department seminars and at scientific meetings. Write and publish their results as first author in abstracts, manuscripts, and posters.
- Compliance: Attend and maintain compliance on all orientation and training sessions designated by the University and the Cancer Biology Department, understand and follow IACUC and biosafety protocols, and attend departmental seminars and regular lab meetings.
- Submit fellowship applications, as eligible, to bolster research funding and CV building for her/his project.
- Interact with KU Cancer Center donors and local cancer affiliates.
- Other duties as assigned.
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$48,000.00 - $80,000.00