Applicants are invited for a Research Associate position at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center (UPCI). Candidates who have a PhD or equivalent graduate degree are being sought to expand expertise in breast cancer molecular pathology research. The incumbent will have an appointment in the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine (UPSOM). A successful candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in the Biomedical Sciences. The individual will be working on integrative genomics initiatives aimed at discovering cancer genes, predictive biomarkers, and therapeutic targets from next-generation sequencing and genomic data in cancer. The individual will be responsible for experimental study of recurrent gene fusions and molecular targets in breast cancer. Candidates capable of molecular biology experiments will be preferred, such as tissue processing, molecular cloning, RT-PCR, qPCR, genomic PCR, western blot, immunoprecipitation, etc. The individual is also expected to undertake significant lab management responsibilities. Wang laboratory is a new cancer genomics and molecular targeting lab at University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). Dr. Wang joined UPCI as associate professor on Feb 1st, 2016. The long-term goal of his lab is to apply a multiple disciplinary approach inclusive of bioinformatics, genetics, molecular and cell biology, and translational studies to detect driving genetic aberrations and qualify viable cancer targets on the basis of high-throughput genomic data. For more information about Wang lab research, please visit their previous website (http://www.bcm.edu/research/labs/xiaosong-wang) Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Highly motivated candidates should send their curriculum vitae together with a cover letter indicating their area of scientific expertise, and the names and contact information of three references to: Xiaosong Wang, MD, PhD Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Actions, Equal Opportunity Employer. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
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Internal Number: 18001480
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