Position overviewPosition title: Assistant Researcher
Open date: October 30, 2023
Most recent review date: Monday, Nov 27, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Assistant Researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Burt will perform research under the guidance of Dr. Burt with the opportunity to progress as an independent researcher. The primary study is investigating a novel platform of intraoperative identification and surgical margin assessment in thoracic malignancies. Directly related to this is a secondary investigation of biomarkers of progression, and response and resistance to immunotherapy in thoracic malignancies.
The Assistant Researcher will also be responsible for helping to establish a new research laboratory in the Division of Thoracic Surgery, in collaboration with Dr. Burt. The Assistant Researcher will also help in preparing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals, preparing and presenting abstracts at national and international scientific meetings, and assisting with the preparation of grant proposals. The Assistant Research may also help supervise other researchers in the lab including project scientists, post-doctoral scholars, and graduate and undergraduate students. Experience in immunology and/or proteomics is desired. The Assistant Project Scientist position is a non-Senate position for 12-months in the first instance. Step is commensurate with experience.
Start Date; 12/15/2023
The assigned project is focused on the use of a novel mass spectrometry platform to improve the intraoperative diagnosis and margin assessment in lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. The metabolic factors derived from this platform will be correlated with clinically cellular, spatial, and genomic factors in these malignancies using other platforms that may include, but are not limited to, imaging mass cytometry, and spatial and single cell transcriptomics.
Specific Responsibilities include:
Responsibilities of this position include study design, data acquisition, statistical computation, and literature review and manuscript/grant preparation.
Additional Duties: Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively.• Ability to work independently on scientific projects.• Assist with preparation of grant proposals.• Preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.• Required to communicate well with other scientists at this and other institutions.• Candidate should have 3 years of experience in translational research in an academic setting or equivalent.• Experience in proteomics and/or tumor immunology is desired.• The candidate will report directly to the Principal Investigator whom they will work closely with, and will successfully carry out experiments and analyze the data generated with minimal supervision. •Will work closely with the Principal Investigator to further develop a growing translational research laboratory in the Division of Thoracic Surgery• Ability to handle several projects simultaneously. • Ability to help and train various personnel in platforms relevant to our projects and make significant contributions to the design and execution of other laboratory members' experiments. • Supervision of undergraduates, graduate students and new postdoctoral trainees in the lab.
MD, PhD, or similar
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