Join the HJF Team!
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow with strong career interests in cancer genomics/cancer biology for the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) located in Rockville, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CPDR.
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Science (USUHS) - 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 Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) and the Joint Pathology Center (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 groundbreaking discoveries that are improving 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.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong knowledge and hands on experience in cancer genetics, molecular and cell biology; ability to analyze and interpret data and bring new ideas and technology; ability to draft manuscripts.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Ph.D. degree obtained within the past 5 years in cancer genetics, cancer biology, molecular and cell biology or related scientific discipline. Strong track record of relevant publications.
Minimum Experience: 0-2 years of experience with related experiments in cancer genetics, cancer biology, molecular and cell biology or related scientific discipline. Experience in genomics technologies, including next generation sequencing and computational genomics 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, under-graduate, or graduate students.
Work Environment: The research environment at USUHS-CPDR 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 and may require working evenings and weekends.
Background: Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background.
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.