Employment Opportunities

Position:
Research Associate
Department:
Cancer Research Center
Date Posted:
05/31/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until filled

Description

A research associate position is available at the Hampton University Cancer Research Center, for a highly motivated individual with a strong background in genomics techniques and biomedical big data analysis. The laboratory focuses on cancer genomics and genetic epidemiology, the investigation of the molecular basis of germ-line susceptibility alleles, discovery of somatic mutations in tumors, and gene expression analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position will use cutting-edge techniques, including next generation sequencing, robotic-based high-throughput experiments, and CRISPR-Cas9 genetic editing technologies. Currently, the laboratory uses a combination of computational and experimental approaches – using DNA and RNA from cancer cases and controls, human tumor cells grown in cell culture, and primary tumor samples– to understand the genetics of cancer, identify therapeutic targets, and predict/test better forms of treatment.  Related projects in the laboratory include: 1) Functionalization of genetic variants of unknown significance, and 2) Identification of genetic mechanisms associated with more aggressive cancer in African Americans. An ideal candidate will be highly motivated, have previous experience working in a lab environment, and have experience in the following tasks:

  • Routine molecular biology tasks (PCR, Nucleic acid isolation, next generation sequencing, cloning)

  • Gene expression analysis

  • Bioinformatics

  • Additionally, some computational (for imputation and analysis of gene expression and next generation sequencing datasets) and programming (such as with R, SAS, STATA, Perl, or Python) experience is desirable

Qualifications

A masters’ or doctoral degree in biology, molecular biology, biotechnology or a related field is required. A strong background in cancer biology and experience in population research and/or analysis of large datasets is highly desirable. Experience in manuscript development and grantsmanship is also highly desirable.  

 

How to Apply

Submit an Application for Employment for Faculty, cover letter highlighting key qualifications and interests, a current CV and 3 letters of reference to:

 

Luisel J. Ricks-Santi, PhD

Director, Cancer Research Center

Frank Fountain Biomedical Research Building

Hampton University

39 Tyler Street

Hampton, VA 23668

 

*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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