Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Multiple Myeloma
The Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Multiple Myeloma is in the field of cancer immunotherapy with a focus on the gut microbiome in the laboratory of Dr. Rena Feinman. The long-term goal of the laboratory's research program is to identify unique microbiota-associated immunomodulatory biomarkers that predict refractory disease and early relapse in patients with multiple myeloma. The successful postdoctoral candidate should have a strong interest in the microbiome, cancer biology and immuno-oncology. The candidate will perform in vivo animal models, in vitro assays and bioinformatic analyses. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to understand the project and work independently taking responsibilities in the development and execution of experimental procedures to successfully advance the research project. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing data for presentations, progress reports, and the preparation of manuscripts and posters. The post-doctoral fellow is anticipated to have good communication and writing skills, as well as a mindset for collaborative research.
The Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI), was established by Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH)as an academic basic and translational research enterprise to rapidly translate science innovation to the clinic to improve outcomes for patients with cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune disease and other acute and chronic diseases. The CDI has grown rapidly since its origins in 2019, and now has 27 labs, 150 scientists and support personnel, who are supported by more than 85 grants and contracts. Areas of expertise include genomics, epigenetics, drug resistance, stem cell biology, drug discovery, diagnostics and biomarker development, and pharmacology.
A day in the life of a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Multiple Myeloma at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:
- Conducts research and/or laboratory tasks and experiments under direct supervision.
- Collects, analyzes and interprets data.
- Creates reports from analysis of initial observations and conclusions.
- Presents findings to higher level staff.
- Presents results in internal and external research forums such as scientific conferences, lab meetings and institutional seminars.
- Handles moderately complex issues and problems and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff.
- Participates in grant and manuscript writing, as appropriate.
- Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
- Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- A Ph.D. degree in scientific discipline.
- Minimum publication or in preparation of two articles as first author in a reputable peer-reviewed scientific journal.
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Good problem solving skills.
- Ability to conduct independent research.
- Ability to work effectively in a team.
- Technical laboratory experiment techniques. Examples include but are not limited to RT-PCR, RNA/DNA extraction/preparation, staining, sample embedding, sectioning, etc.
- Proficient computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office and Google Suite platforms.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:
- Experience working in a BSL2/BSL3 lab facility.
Licenses and Certifications Required:
- Lab specific.
Licenses and Certifications Preferred:
- Lab specific.
If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!
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