Department: Biochem and Molecular Biology 50000510
Reg-Temp: Full-Time Regular
Instructor will be involved in designing studies on targeted therapies for Colorectal Cancer, and executing these studies in an independent manner. The research is aimed at developing MASTL, a cell cycle checkpoint protein as a therapeutic target. Related studies will be involving mouse modeling of Colon cancer, 3-d organ culture, gene manipulation and pharmacological studies. Appointed candidate is expected to be well versed with above biological platforms and capable of performing the studies and analysis of the outcome in independent manner. Selected candidate will also be expected to able to write the scientific abstracts and manuscripts resulting from such studies for presentation at scientific forums and publication in scientific journals. Mentorship is available as needed from Dr. Dhawan.
Ph.D. in scientific field
The appointed candidate is expected to be well versed with the handling of cell culture, genetically engineered animal models, performing animal surgery, orthotopic injection and evaluating drug combinations in vitro and in vivo.
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