Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in Biology or related field. Research experience with transgenic murine models and hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell culture.
Experience with molecular biology or stem cell biology. First author publications in molecular biology or stem cell biology.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Zhan lab focuses on the pathogenesis and treatment of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). The MPNs are clonal stem cell disorders characterized by hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell (HSPC) expansion and overproduction of mature blood cells. The acquired mutation JAK2V617F plays a central role in these disorders, but the precise molecular mechanisms responsible for MPN HSPC expansion are not fully understood, limiting the effectiveness of current treatments. Using molecular and genetic techniques in both MPN patient samples and transgenic murine models, our lab studies how the hematopoietic microenvironment cells (e.g. endothelial cells, megakaryocytes) contribute to the neoplastic stem cell expansion in MPNs. The ultimate goal of our research is to understand the fundamental principles of stem cell biology and develop more effective therapies for patients with MPNs and other hematologic malignancies.
The Postdoctoral Associate is dedicated to support basic science and pre-clinical research. The Postdoctoral Associate must possess a strong work ethic, creativity and enthusiasm, as well as effective written and verbal communication skills. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
Plan experiments and technical requirements, prepare and test specimens.
Analyze data present the results at various scientific meetings, prepare the manuscripts and grants.
Maintains laboratory equipment/supplies/facilities. Execute the administrative aspects of the study plan including preparing research-related documents.
Other duties as assigned.
The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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