Post Doc Fellow, Cancer Biology
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati , OH
Job posting number: #7122498
Posted: January 31, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionFounded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.
As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients.
A full-time postdoc position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Czyzyk-Krzeska in the Department of Cancer Biology and University of Cincinnati Cancer Center in The Vontz Center for Molecular Studies. Dr. Czyzyk-Krzeska is a physician scientist focusing on the frequent malignant renal cancer, clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). Research integrates state-of-the-art molecular biology using cell-based and animal models as well as system biology bioinformatics multiomics technologies to investigate mechanisms of ccRCC progression and to establish prognostic and predictive biomarkers. The leading focus is cancer metabolism (J Clin Invest. 2021;131(1):e140522. https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI140522). The research team includes internal faculty, postdocs and graduate students and external collaborators in the fields of molecular biology and biochemistry, bioinformatics, chemistry and medical oncology. This environment is conductive for high quality multidisciplinary training and provides strong mentoring towards development into independent investigator.
Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee.
Conduct research experiments in a particular field within the pre-determined research scope and methodology.
Gather and analyze data and develop new ideas that promote current research.
Prepare data summaries, reports, manuscripts and presentations of research results.
Participate/assist in grant proposal and manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentation.
Keep informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance professional expertise.
Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies, as needed.
May teach techniques to others, train, and mentor junior research staff.
Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members as well.
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Doctoral Degree (PhD or MD) in the Cancer Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Cell Biology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Chemistry or a related field., or the recognized terminal degree, or the foreign equivalent.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Individuals with background in computer science/bioinformatics/chemistry without biology backgrounds but who want to pivot to a future career in cancer biology are strongly encouraged to apply.
Individuals trained in molecular biology with basic knowledge of coding are also strongly invited to apply.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to effectively communicate in a teamwork environment.
Flexibility and adaptability in the workplace.
The prospective candidate should be able to work independently and as a member of the science team and be motivated to develop research program in order to apply for grants transitioning towards independence.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate strengths in the following areas: creative, independent and critical thinking; technical skills in wet lab molecular approaches and/or bioinformatics; oral and written communications; rigor in data documentation and management.
Candidates with USA citizenship or green-card will be given preference.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.