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Postdoctoral Fellow - Cancer Biologist

Местоположение Гейтерсберг, Мэриленд, США Идентификатор вакансии R-066679 Дата публикации 11/26/2019

Position Title - Postdoctoral Fellow - Cancer Biologist

Location - Gaithersburg, MD - greater Washington DC area

Role Profile:

The Department of Oncology Research at AstraZeneca is seeking a highly motivated cancer biologist for a postdoctoral fellowship, developing and leading a collaborative research project using both proteomics and metabolomics to elucidate cancer vulnerabilities.   The position offers a unique opportunity for a talented scientist to work in collaboration with oncology and the expanding proteomics and metabolomics excellence center using state-of-the-art proteomics and metabolomics technologies.  This position is a hands-on, laboratory-based position, whereby the successful applicant is expected to present findings to field-related internal and external audiences. 

Position Requirements:


  • Ph.D. in Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology or related field with 0-3 years of postdoctoral experience

Required skills:

  • Desire to apply proteomic and metabolomic approaches to elucidate oncogenic processes of either cancer cells or infiltrating immune cells.
  • Experience in cancer research with a proven ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Tissue culture experience of cancer cell lines is required, with experience of culturing primary cells preferred. 
  • Strong molecular biology skills including protein extraction, western blotting, DNA/RNA extraction and analysis. 
  • Proven ability to collaborate in matrixed environment.
  • The candidate will be expected to make detailed observations, analyze data, and interpret results independently.
  • The position will require preparation of precise technical summaries, protocols, quantitative analyses, and maintenance of appropriate documentation.
  • This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired skills:

  • Experience with in vivo cancer models.
  • Experience with mass spec, proteomic/metabolic methods, including both sample prep and analysis is desirable.

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