Post Doctoral Scientist – Center for Childhood Cancer
The Theisen Lab is recruiting for postdoctoral positions in the Center for Childhood Cancer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Our group focuses on chromatin and epigenetic regulation, and interventions targeting that regulation, in pediatric cancer. Our training environment is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary, with opportunities to pursue both basic and translational projects at the intersection of cancer biology, genomics, epigenetics, and proteomics. The ideal candidate will be independent, motivated, and able to plan and carry out hypothesis-driven research projects.
This individual works under the mentorship of an established AWRI principal investigator to become familiar with the background literature and design experiments and develop protocols to conduct research related to epigenetics and chromatin regulation in pediatric cancer. This candidate is expected to: develop hypotheses for further investigation from the results of studies, develop hypotheses for further investigation; prepare technical materials such as abstracts, annual reports, scientific papers and presentations; publish scientific articles in appropriate refereed journals; independently write and/or contribute to grant proposals; work toward independence in his/her research effort; and obtain external research funding. Appointment as a Post Doc is a maximum of 5 years in length. Email email@example.com for more information.
We are currently seeking individuals with interest in proteomics, the biology of chromatin regulatory complexes, 3D tissue culture, or organoid systems. Previous experience and demonstrated skills in any of these areas will be valued in candidates.
Schedule: Full time, Benefits Eligible
Abigail Wexner Research Institute
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
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With guidance from a AWRI mentor, design experiments and develops protocols required to conduct productive research in pediatric cancer biology. After the study has been designed, performs the research work in accordance with the protocol.
Helps to train and supervise technical support staff in performing specific techniques essential to carrying out the research program.
Records and analyzes data generated by the research study and helps to plan future research endeavors.
Prepares scientific and technical papers from the results of the research work. Publishes papers in appropriate refereed scientific journals. Presents findings at local (particularly AWRI research meetings) and national research forums.
If appropriate, collaborates with other ongoing research efforts either at AWRI or at The Ohio State University.
This is considered a training position therefore the AWRI will allow a trainee 5 years to advance beyond the level of Post Doc.
Works toward research independence. Prepares to submit proposals to and obtain funding from external granting agencies.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Minimum Physical Requirement:
Percent of time spent on:
20% Designing and developing protocols
30% Performing research work
30% Recording and analyzing data generated by research study
15% Preparing scientific and technical papers
03% Liaison with OSU researchers
02% Miscellaneous paperwork associated with research
Minimum physical requirements:
100% Kneeling / reaching
100% Finger dexterity
100% Talking / hearing / seeing
33% Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds for 1-5 minutes
Pressure in this position will vary depending on the workload. The workload will be heavy but manageable most of the time. Pressure may arise in the face of deadlines associated research and manuscript writing.
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.