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Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Magee lab studies the mechanisms that regulate hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal and genetic changes that cause leukemia in children. We have several projects related to these general topics. Each focuses on gene regulation – and changes that occur in gene regulation – during stem cell development and differentiation. We use mice to model pediatric malignancies. We are also modeling genetic variation in pediatric leukemia with mouse embryonic stem cells and human leukemia xenografts. The overall goal of our work is to develop new treatments for children with leukemia.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trains under the supervision of a faculty mentor including (but not limited to):
Manages their own project, which should lead to a first author publication.
Develops proficiency in hematopoietic stem cell and leukemia biology.
Develops proficiency in their ancillary skills, e.g. writing, public speaking, networking, critical evaluation of scientific documents, etc.
Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Prepares and submits papers on research.
Assists in the design of research experiments.
Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
Conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities.
Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records.
Engage in open and timely discussion with his/her mentor regarding possession or distribution of material, reagents, or records belonging to their laboratory and any proposed disclosure of findings or techniques privately or in publications.
Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
Adherence to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations.� All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University laboratories remain the property of the University.
The appointee has earned a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.
An ideal candidate for this position will have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in biological sciences or related fields, as well as experience in molecular biology and genomics.
Programming skills are desired but not required.
Experience with embryonic stem cell culture and/or mouse xenografting is highly desired.
Applicants must have good oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings.
Applicant Special Instructions:
To apply, please send Curriculum Vitae and a one page statement of research accomplishments and future goals to Dr. Jeffrey Magee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to blood and chemical hazards.
Post Doc Instructions:
Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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