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HJF is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)-Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) located in Rockville, Maryland. HJF provides programmatic support services to CPDR. The Post-doctoral Fellow will have demonstrated experience and strong publication record in cancer genomics/genetics or cancer biology, including genome sequencing and data analyses.The incumbent will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary group under the over all directions of the Scientific Director and designee.
The USU - CPDR is an Integrated Translational Prostate Disease Research Center with a comprehensive inter-disciplinary research program to study prostate diseases in the tri-service military health care system with key collaborating partners at the WRNMMC and the JPC. The CPDR was established in 1991 by the United States Congress and has developed comprehensive bio-specimen banks and multi-center patient database. The collaborative expertise and resources of the clinical and basic science researchers of the Center has led to ground-breaking discoveries which are enhancing early detection, prognosis and the treatments for prostate diseases. These achievements have propelled its reputation as one of the leading prostate disease research centers in the nation.
The selected candidate:
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong knowledge and hands on experience in cancer genomics/genetics and cancer biology, including genomic/transcriptomic/proteomic profiling and data analyses; ability to analyze and interpret data and bring new ideas and technology; ability to draft manuscripts. Excellent communication skills, ability to work independently. Ability to troubleshoot technical procedures.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD in cancer genomics/genetics, cancer biology, molecular and cell biology or related scientific discipline. Strong track record of relevant publications.
Minimum Experience: 0-2 years of postdoctoral experience in cancer genomics/genetics, cancer biology, molecular and cell biology or related scientific discipline.
Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting; intricate work with hands; carrying of light to moderately heavy laboratory equipment.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Provide guidance to junior laboratory staff, research assistants and graduate and college students.
Work Environment: Laboratory environment may involve working with bio-hazardous materials and may require working evenings and weekends.
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.