Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE Division of Basic and Translational Research Department of Surgery University of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Julia Davydova, Associate Professor of The Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota, is seeking a full-time salaried Research Associate. This position is an annually renewable professional and academic position.Â Davydovaâ™s Lab main scientific directions include:
1) Establishing Oncolytic Adenovirus for cancer therapy, imaging, and immunotherapies; 2) Clinical Development of Oncolytic virus-based radio-iodine therapy and imaging for cancer patients; 3) Developing genetically engineeredÂ Â animal models for oncolytic virus therapy and cancer research.
The responsibilities of this position include basic and translational research in the area of oncolytic virus therapy, immunology, gene editing, bioimaging and GMP / GLP manufacturing. The successful candidate will be encouraged and expected to develop an independent research program.Â Â The candidate should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Biological sciences, and have in depth understanding of current concepts and methods in molecular biology, gene therapy and immunology. The specific activities include but not limited to cloning, viral vector system design and construction, cell culture, virus purification, in vitro and in vivo analyses of the products based on molecular biology techniques, radionucleotide-based imaging,Â GLP testing and manufacturing, toxicology studies in animal models,Â collection and data analyses, as well as reports and publication of findings.Â Â Â Â Â
This position is immediately available and will be open until filled.
Duties/Responsibilities 1.Work on research related to the NIH funded projects. â¢Participate in the design implementations and evaluation of research studies. â¢Collect, analyze, and report data to PI. â¢Other data and protocols management duties as required. â¢Collaborate on reports and publication of findings.
2.Development of research ideas, projects and study protocols â¢Participate in weekly research meetings to generate relevant and novel research ideas for grant applications.
3.Correspondence with the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee & Institutional Review Board â¢Submit IACUC/IBC applications for new research projects, renew application for existing and on-going studies, and terminate completed projects.
4.Preparation and Presentation of Abstracts for Podium or Poster â¢Write abstracts for submission to annual scientific meetings. â¢Present accepted abstracts as podium or poster during scientific meetings.
5.Manuscript writing and submission to scientific journals â¢Complete manuscripts and submit to peer-reviewed journals.
The candidate should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Biological sciences with 1 or more years of research training, and have in depth understanding of current concepts and methods in molecular biology, gene therapy and immunology
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience working on a collaborative team, ability to take direction and feedback.
Internal Number: 329888
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