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Postdoctoral Fellow - 3D Organoid Biology (req1886)

Company: Frederick National Laboratory
Location: Frederick
Posted on: July 17, 2021

Job Description:

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Pioneer a new and innovative technology to generate 3D organoids from patient-derived tumor samples
  • Establish and preserve organoid models from a wide range of patient-derived tumor histologies
  • Perform molecular characterization of organoid models generated from the new technology and a comparison with existing models generated by established methodologies that serve as reference standards
  • Generate new organoid models from challenging tissue types
  • Work with the in vitro screening labs for drug screening studies
  • Prepare and publish scientific articles
  • Present data at a national meeting/conference

**THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING APPROVAL**

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
  • Possession of a doctoral degree (PhD, DVM or MD)from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • Postdoctoral training in the field of cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, pharmacology, drug discovery or a similar discipline
  • Practical laboratory experience with stem cell-derived or patient-derived organoids
  • Excellent team player and forward-thinking with exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Highest integrity and standards for research rigor and reproducibility
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, troubleshooting, and organizational skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
  • Three (3) years of postdoctoral training in the field of cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, pharmacology, drug discovery or a similar discipline
  • Practical experience with reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)
  • Advanced or high content imaging experience

JOB HAZARDS
  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal material(s)
  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations


Keywords: Frederick National Laboratory, Frederick , Postdoctoral Fellow - 3D Organoid Biology (req1886), Other , Frederick, Maryland

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