The University of California (UC), Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine seeks to hire a full-time Project Scientist at the Assistant rank. The appointee will be required to make creative contributions and increase the collaborative development of an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area in cancer metabolism and in the development of novel therapeutics targeting nuclear receptor proteins in cancer.
Basic Qualifications: PhD in the fields related to cancer biology, molecular biology or biochemistry. The successful candidate must have 3 or more years of cancer research experience that involves use of experimental approaches in the areas of cancer cell metabolism and cancer therapeutic target identification and/validation, and extensive use of patient-derived xenograft models. Extensive experience in 3D culture system, cell culture and cell biology techniques, and functional genomics approaches is also required.
Under the direction of Dr. Hongwu Chen, the candidate will be responsible for designing and conducting a series of experiments to investigate the nuclear receptors’ function and their functional mechanisms in cancer metabolism and to determine the value of them as therapeutic targets, using in vitro and animal models. The candidate will also study the potential efficacy, safety and mechanism of action of small-molecule inhibitors that target the regulators and receptors. The candidate should be able to mentor and provide guidance to junior and senior technicians, and work in a team-based laboratory environment, leading projects and working directly with PhD trainees. Publication: The candidate will publish research results in peer-reviewed journals, books, and other outlets either independently or in collaboration with the PI or other members of the research team. Grant Acquisition: The candidate will assist in acquiring proposals for funding from federal and state agencies and other funding organizations. The candidate will prepare and assist in the preparation of reports as required by granting agencies.
The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her specific field and will serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate. The candidate will attend seminars to present research results and may give oral presentations to public and professional interest groups. When appropriate, the candidate may coordinate and/or give presentations at seminars, laboratory meetings, or educational functions. The candidate will engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to the general public and providing relevant advice to individuals and public agencies. For full consideration, applications should be received by July 31, 2018; however, this position will remain open until filled or through July 30, 2019. Qualified applicants should upload a Cover Letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references online
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