We are seeking a motivated postdoctoral scholar to join Dr. Genevieve Kendall’s lab at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University. Our team is focused on developing basic and translational models of pediatric muscle cancer, which are devastating and aggressive solid tumors with limited therapeutic options. We use cell culture and transgenic zebrafish systems to understand the underlying biology of the disease and then apply that knowledge to identify therapeutic targets.
With guidance from Dr. Kendall, you will be responsible for leading an independent project that addresses our shared interests and aligns with your career goals. Your responsibilities will include performing experiments, determining the next steps, developing and implementing new and existing protocols, analyzing and presenting your results and conclusions, generating figures, and writing and publishing manuscripts. A background in cancer biology and/or genomics would be beneficial. The selected candidate must be professional, self-motivated, and dedicated, with strong communication and interpersonal skill sets that fit our team. You will have many opportunities to learn new skill sets, present your work, develop professionally, and contribute to identifying new therapies for pediatric cancers in a dynamic and positive environment.
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Designing and conducting laboratory-based experiments in cell culture and/or transgenic zebrafish systems
Collecting experimental data and maintaining an updated lab notebook
Critically evaluating and interpreting data and determining next steps
Mentoring and training staff and graduate students
Writing and publishing scientific material, including manuscripts
Presenting research at regional, national, and international conferences
Contributing to grant submissions for external funding
Collaborating with other researchers at NCH/OSU, nationally, and internationally
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess these qualifications and experience:
MD, Ph.D., Pharm.D., or equivalent degree.
Desire to pursue a career in biomedical research
Technical skills related to cell culture and/or working with transgenic zebrafish, genomics data analysis, and a desire to learn new skills
Ability to work independently on laboratory projects
Proficiency in scientific writing
Excellent communication skills
Ability to train and mentor laboratory staff and graduate students
Minimum Physical Requirement:
Ability to lift objects weighing up to 20 lbs (Occasionally)
Talking on the telephone and in person
Typing on a keyboard (Frequently)
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.