Post Doctoral Scientist – Center for Childhood Cancer Research


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.


Visit our lab website for more information about our research and team:'


**Please include typed cover letter** 


Schedule: Full time, Benefits Eligible



Abigail Wexner Research Institute

700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205


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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

  • Generating figures

  • 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



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)

  • Sitting (Frequently)

  • Talking on the telephone and in person

  • Typing on a keyboard (Frequently)

  • Walking (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.