University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Biochemistry

Position ID:UAMS-Biochemistry-POSTDOC [#25184]
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Cancer Biology and Therapeutics
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/07/20)
Position Description:   URMs  

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Cell & Molecular Biology of DNA Double Strand Break Repair in Cancer 

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is a leader in cutting-edge cancer research, dedicated to improving patient outcomes through innovative scientific discoveries. Our NIH-funded laboratory is seeking a highly motivated and talented Post-Doctoral Fellow to contribute to our research in the field of cell and molecular biology of DNA double strand break repair in cancer. 

As a Post-Doctoral Fellow, you will work closely with our dynamic research team to investigate DNA repair mechanisms in cancer. Key responsibilities include: 
• Conducting molecular and cell biology assays in both human and mouse cell lines. 
• Performing cell culture, transfection, and other cell-based experiments. 
• Executing DNA repair assays and data analysis. 
• Employing cell imaging techniques to visualize cellular processes. 
• Conducting western blotting and utilizing NGS (Next-Generation Sequencing). 
• Utilizing various relevant techniques to advance our research. 
• Experience with drug screening and high throughput assays is a valuable asset. 

Successful candidates should possess the following qualifications: 
 • A Ph.D. in a related field (e.g., Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry). 
• Strong expertise in molecular and cell biology techniques.
 • Proficiency in cell culture, transfection, DNA repair assays, cell imaging, western blotting, NGS, and other relevant laboratory techniques. 
• A track record of scientific productivity, as evidenced by publications or other scientific achievements. 
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
• Excellent communication and teamwork abilities. 

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at UAMS offers a dynamic and collaborative research environment. As a Post-Doctoral Fellow in our laboratory, you will have the opportunity to work on high-impact projects, collaborate with experts in the field, and advance your research career. This position provides the chance to make a meaningful contribution to our understanding of cancer biology and therapeutics. 

Interested candidates should submit the following materials: 
1. A current CV, including a list of publications. 
2. A cover letter outlining your research experience and interests. 
3. Contact information for three professional references. 

Successful applicants will join one of the most prestigious cancer centers in the country with a diverse and vibrant academic community that values its researchers and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute has been one of the nation’s premier cancer centers for more than three decades, and it is the only cancer center in the state of Arkansas with a robust cancer research portfolio and a mission to improve cancer outcomes for all Arkansans. The Cancer Institute treats over 2,500 new cancer patients annually and has an extensive effort focused on delivering cancer care and conducting research in underserved populations. Its 170+ members conduct outstanding cancer research in multiple scientific programs. The Cancer Institute has 6 institutional shared resource facilities. A robust clinical trial infrastructure currently supports nearly 270 cancer clinical trials. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is one of 57 institutions with an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, which supports translational research and creates a supportive environment that synergizes with the Cancer Institute to promote junior investigators and transdisciplinary research.

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