The Comparative Genomics and Precision Medicine Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to lead efforts defining the landscapes of naturally occurring canine cancers to enable personalized medicine in dogs and humans. At the intersection of human and veterinary health and in collaboration with clinical, academic, and industrial partners, our lab strives to uncover novel diagnostic and predictive biomarkers to guide the development of new clinical trials with the aim of helping both canines and humans.
Responsible for designing and implementing research studies, collecting and analyzing data, writing progress reports and presenting research findings in lab meetings.
Prepares manuscripts detailing research results for peer-reviewed publications and assists in the identification and writing of grant proposals.
Presents research at national meetings.
Mentors junior level team members.
Coordinates with other research groups and institutions on collaborative research studies.
Ph.D., M.D., and/or D.V.M. with a strong background in Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Genomics, Cancer Biology or related field.
Prior research experience or training in companion animal health is preferred.
Demonstrated understanding of cancer genomics, cancer cell biology, targeted therapeutics, and whole genome, exome, and/or RNA-sequencing.
Experience interpreting the whole genome, exome and/or RNA-sequencing data preferred.
Proven record of creativity and scientific achievement as demonstrated by presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently on multiple tasks and perform carefully, detail-oriented work within a team environment.