As a Research Assistant in Computational Oncology you will assist the Shah Lab in performing research activities as part of a multidisciplinary team and in collaboration with internal/external collaborators to complete science-based projects. Our laboratory uses a number of state-of-the-art techniques to answer questions related to immunology and genetics of gynecologic cancers. Using patient samples, we seek to understand why some patients do or do not respond to specific therapies and to develop novel therapeutic strategies. You will be involved in planning and development of new methods and technologies for project advancement. You will maintain a high level of expertise through familiarity with scientific literature, participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals.
An effective communicator, capable of resolving how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.
Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments with a keen eye for detail.
Eager to seek new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and passion.
Coordinate collection and processing of tissue and blood samples collected from patients
Conduct a wide variety of experimental tests for Investigators by developing new research methods or improving existing ones as needed.
Utilize a variety of techniques including cell culture, flow cytometry, and processing of cells for single-cell RNA sequencing and genomic analyses.
Ensure laboratory equipment, instruments, solutions, stains, assays and other supplies for research experiments are prepared for testing.
Respond to and produce reports comprising of the requested statistics for the study as requested by the laboratory head and members of the research team.
Be responsible for scheduling staff and ensuring timeliness of work; may contribute to the performance appraisal process.
Be expected to develop independent thinking and to intellectually contribute to the projects to ensure your own scientific and professional growth.
Bachelor's Degree (Biology, Chemistry, etc.) or 5-7 years of work experience in a Biological Laboratory Environment.
Masters degree in sciences or 3-5 years of shown experience.
We are eager to find candidates with an appetite for knowledge and who are interested in pursuing a career in research.
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