• Ph. D. in molecular biology, cell biology or a related field with 2-6 years postdoctoral experience.
• A scientific background in cancer biology, as demonstrated by multiple publications in this area.
• Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner to a multi-disciplinary team in both written and verbal form.
• Ability and desire to work as part of a matrix team.
• Adept at managing multiple priorities in an efficient and organized manner.
• Scientific and technical expertise in the fields of epigenetics, quantitative cellular pharmacology, and cancer genetics.
• Technical expertise in cell proliferation, cell migration/invasion, cell-based assay development, RNAi, ChIP, qRT-PCR, FACS, and protein expression (e.g. ELISA, western blot) studies.
• Demonstrated ability analyzing and interpreting genetic and genomic data (e.g. gene expression, copy number, mutation, DNA methylation and/or ChIP-seq).
• Cancer drug discovery experience.
The Cancer Epigenetics Discovery Performance Unit (DPU) within Cancer Research is seeking an accomplished, highly ambitious scientist to make important contributions to drug discovery and biomarker development. The successful candidate will be a member of multidisciplinary teams working to discover and develop novel cancer medicines. This exceptionally-talented individual will have an extensive background in cancer biology and, ideally, experience in epigenetics. The successful applicant will: 1) lead drug discovery programs, 2) identify and evaluate new drug targets, and 3) discover and develop pharmacodynamic and predictive biomarkers to support translation to the clinic. Additionally, the scientist will work directly with external scientists as part of research collaborations, direct contract research studies, and contribute to strategic planning for the Cancer Epigenetics DPU.
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