Individuals with experience in cancer genetics or a background in cancer biology, particularly leukemia/lymphoma/myeloma, are invited to apply for a post-doctoral position in the Keats Lab. The lab is focused on the genetics of Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the antibody producing plasma cell. Currently the lab is coordinating an observational clinical trial with 1000 newly diagnosed patients that are being extensively characterized using next-generation sequencing approaches at study entry and at any relapse through the 8 year observation period. The trial is now fully accrued and we are looking for individuals who are interested in the analysis of this extensive dataset. The lab also houses the world's largest collection of highly characterized model systems that can be used to validate observations in the patient cohort. Experience with the analysis of next-generation sequencing data is not required but applicants with experience are preferred.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under general direction, the scholar will be responsible for designing and implementing research studies, collecting and analysing data, writing progress reports and presenting research findings in lab meetings. The scholar will be expected to prepare research results for publication and assists in the preparation of grant proposals.
They will also be expected to present research at national meetings, mentor junior level team members and to coordinates with other research groups and institutions on collaborative research studies.