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HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow II/Staff Scientist with strong career interests in cancer metabolome, lipidome, proteome and bioinformatics in cancer biology at The Uniformed Services University of the Health Science (USU)/Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR). CPDR has two locations; Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), in Bethesda, Maryland and Rockville, Maryland. This position is based out of the Rockville, Maryland location. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CPDR.
The CPDR is an Integrated Prostate Cancer Center of Excellence and part of the Murtha Cancer Center. CPDR is a comprehensive inter-disciplinary translational research program that studies prostate disease in the military health care system with key collaborating partners at WRNMMC and Joint Pathology Center (JPC). The CPDR has developed comprehensive bio-specimen banks and multi-center patient database in the past 25 years. The collaborative expertise and resources of the clinical and basic science researchers of the CPDR has led to ground-breaking discoveries which are improving early detection, prognosis and treatments for prostate disease. These achievements have propelled its reputation as one of the leading prostate disease research centers in the nation.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong knowledge and hands on experience in cancer biology, metabolome, lipidome and proteome pathways; ability to analyze and interpret data and bring new ideas and technology; ability to draft manuscripts and progress reports.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Ph.D. obtained within the past 5 years in cancer biology, molecular and cell biology or related scientific discipline. Strong track record of relevant publications.
Minimum Experience: 2-4 years of experience with related experiments in cancer biology, molecular and cell biology or related scientific discipline. Experience in multi-omics technologies, including computational biology will be desirable.
Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting; intricate work with hands; carrying of light and moderately heavy laboratory equipment.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: May provide guidance to research assistants and graduate and college students.
Work Environment: The Fellowship research shall be conducted in the laboratories or medical facilities affiliated with the CPDR/USU/WRNMMC (Rockville MD, Bethesda, MD) and/or Berg Pharma (Framingham, MA) or designated collaborators. The research environment is diverse with many opportunities to establish collaborations and interactions with scientists. We are committed to scientific excellence, diversity, and to providing mentorship for professional growth. Laboratory environment; may involve working with bio-hazardous materials; may require working evenings and weekends.
Other: Ability to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC) required; current CAC preferred.
All Fellowship research shall be conducted in the laboratories or medical facilities affiliated with the USU/WRNMMC CPDR, Berg Pharma or designated collaborators.
HJF is a congressionally authorized, not-for-profit corporation that provides unparalleled scientific and management services to military medical research and education programs worldwide. Our mission is to advance military medical research.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.