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Position Summary and Key Responsibilities

Develops an independent, NIH-funded research program in the field of hematological malignancies, serves as director of the Division of Epigenetic and Transcriptional Engineering, leads a group of postdoctoral scientists, provides mentorship and scientific guidance, oversees experimental studies in his/her laboratory, publishes high-quality research manuscripts, develops research grant proposals for consideration by NIH and other peer-reviewed funding agencies. Performs original research in the Department of Systems Biology. Also performs all technical aspects of the Department of Systems Biology.  Evaluates and introduces new materials, methods and equipment to help determine the feasibility and or adaptability for the Department of Systems Biology.  Assists the Department Chair in development of new technologies, participation in quality control, quality assurance and quality improvement procedures.  Assists Technical Associates in technical aspects of the laboratory. 

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Research:  Oncogenic signal transduction.  Perform original research including, but not limited to, the role of kinases, phosphatases, transcription factors in regulating oncogenic cell signaling and metabolism. 

  • Read and analyze the relevant literature.
  • Develop cutting-edge methodologies in gene editing, transcriptional regulation (inducible dCas9 regulators), computational biology tools.
  • Contribute new ideas, actively engage in scientific discussion, provide expertise to inform  discussion of new concepts
  • Contribute to lab meetings and research Clubs
  • Contributing to a positive lab environment including the spirit of collaboration and helping others
  • Supervision of post-doctoral fellows and technologists as relevant for research activities.
  • Develop and maintain world expertise in a suite of genes studied by the Systems Biology
  • Write original scientific manuscripts.
  • Review scientific manuscripts and grant applications
  • Contribute and assist in grant applications.
  • Pathway to scientific independence: Develop concepts for own grant application with support from Department Chair.
  • Contribute to quality controls, verification of scientific results, rigor and robustness of scientific data by mentoring junior members of the Department.
  • Contribute to good record keeping, archiving of primary research data, assist with implementation of digital laboratory note books that can be shared among all members of the group, contribute to building and maintenance of a shared file server structure.
  • Act as role model and contribute to good experimental practice, SOPs, laboratory safety and animal welfare.
  • Participate in teaching activities of the Department and the Graduate School.
  • Attend scientific conferences and present work of the group.
  • Develops an independent, NIH-funded research program in the field of hematological malignancies.