Research Associate in Translational Oncology

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Job Location
2103 Cornell Rd
WRB 3143
Cleveland, OH 44106
Salary is competitive and will be accompanied by a comprehensive healthcare and benefits package.
Job Description

A unique translational cancer research training opportunity is available in Dr. Kishore Guda’s laboratory at the NCI-designated Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Comprehensive Cancer Center in the area of esophageal malignancies. The motivated research associate will also be working in close collaboration with a multi-investigator team consisting of clinicians and basic scientists within the CWRU GI Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) and Barrett’s esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) programs, and will be an integral member of the GI cancer genetics program at CWRU comprehensive cancer center.    Specifically, the candidate will be working towards characterizing novel molecular drivers in esophageal adenocarcinoma pathogenesis.  The candidate will also be responsible for designing and executing functional assays using in vitro model systems, and will be involved in writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, preparing for oral presentations at various meetings, and providing assistance with writing grant proposals. 


Candidate must have a strong fundamental knowledge in cancer biology/genetics, and expertise with commonly-used mammalian cell culture techniques, including genetic manipulations using CRISPR-Cas systems.  Candidate with background expertise particularly in long non-coding RNAs will be highly preferred.  Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills.  Qualified applicants must hold a doctoral (Ph.D) degree in biomedical sciences with sub-specialties in any of Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Biotechnology or in other relevant fields.  Candidates who are about to graduate in the Spring 2017, or recent graduates with less than 1-year prior postdoctoral experience are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Highly motivated individuals should submit via email a cover letter briefly describing their current research (maximum 1 page), CV, and contact information for 3 references to: Email: [email protected]

About Our Organization

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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