Postdoctoral Research Associate- Gynecologic Oncology

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Job posting number: #7127678 (Ref:046818)

Posted: March 9, 2023

Salary / Pay Rate: $65,000

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Postdoctoral position in the Dept. of Oncology at Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Institute, lab of Mike R Wilson, Ph.D. Position will focus on studying gynecologic oncology using patient specimens, mouse models and cell models.

Job posting details: We are searching for an experienced Post-Doctoral Fellow 046818 (WSU job posting number) at our Detroit campus location.
Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society.

Essential Duties: Perform scientific techniques or research protocols. Assist the mentor in designing and performing protocols. Design and perform experiments. Collect and log research data. Participate in implementing research objectives, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory, and protocol guidelines. Assist other lab members with experiments as required. May mentor research assistants and students. With the mentor's assistance, find and write research grants to obtain additional research grant funding. Responsibilities may also include coordinating correspondence with applicants and grantees, acknowledging proposal receipts, and maintaining a system to track proposals. Evaluate and perform a preliminary data analysis using graphs, charts, or tables to highlight the critical points of the research results collected per the research protocols as stipulated.Prepare and present presentations regarding research project results for professional, scientific, and academic conferences. Summarize and organize data results for submission to scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. Write scientific manuscripts and other documents for publication. Fact-check, proofread, and edit research documents to ensure accuracy. Maintain the laboratory work areas, including routine maintenance on laboratory equipment as required. Order and organize needed research supplies and records. Maintain cleanliness and organization of workstation. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Unique duties: Conduct basic and translational research as it relates to Gynecologic Oncology (endometrial and ovarian cancer). Perform basic science lab techniques including, Cell-based in vitro assays and sample collection, PCR and gel electrophoresis, Western blot, ELISA, Immunohistochemistry, and New assay implementation. Manage mouse breeding, perform treatments and surgeries in mice as approved by the Wayne State University IACUC. Management of the day-to-day operations of the laboratory. Data analysis and interpretation, including large datasets and use of bioinformatics. Writing of manuscripts and fellowship applications. Presentations at local, national and international forums. Mentor to research assistants and graduate students

Qualifications: Doctorate degree required.Requires advanced knowledge in a field of science or learning, predominantly intellectual in character. This knowledge is acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction. Experience Intermediate (3 to 4 years job-related experience). Job related experience can include doctorate training. Experience performing basic research techniques, preferred. Must have distinguished themselves in research. Prior recipient of funding for research based on individual achievements. Ability to work independently. Ability to secure grants and funding for research. Ability to collect, analyze, summarize and interpret research findings in reports and communicate results to the field. Knowledge of and experience with current scientific integrity principles. Excellent time management and organization skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Microsoft office software skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in related field, preferably within 1 year of graduation Previous experience working with mice. Strong background in basic science research, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry. Previous experience in bioinformatics. Proven track record of publication. Previous funding (pre-doctoral fellowship). Hard working personality and time management skills.

School/College/Division: H06 - School of Medicine
Primary Department: H0632 - Oncology
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Research
Funding/Salary Information: Compensation Type: Annual Salary

Working Conditions: Typical work environment may include a laboratory and/or office environment. May require working non-standard business hours including evenings and weekends. May be required to travel to scientific conferences. Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: WSU Covid-19 Website

Job Openings: 1

Background Check Requirements: University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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