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The University of Chicago’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology seeks a full-time Research Assistant Professor to study the biology of ovarian cancer with a focus on the microenvironment and knowledge of epigenetic mechanisms in cancer. The study involves complex, multi-cellular high-throughput screening to discover novel compounds that inhibit ovarian cancer metastasis. The primary activity of a Research Assistant Professor is academic research in association with a faculty member. Applicants must have a doctorate in the biological sciences or a closely related field with a background in Cancer Biology.

Applicants must also have a track record of high quality scientific publications and successful grant proposals. The position requires knowledge and skills in working with human cancers and primary cultures; in conducting high-throughput screening and live cell imaging (confocal microscopy); in biochemical and cell biological techniques; and in training and supervision of laboratory personnel. Expertise in qRT-PCR, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, immunofluorescence, and in cellular functional assays (i.e., adhesion, invasion, proliferation, colony formation) is preferred. Applicants must also be proficient in the use of scientific browsers and familiar with Microsoft Office, Adobe, and GraphPad Prism on PC platforms.

In addition to designing and conducting biochemical and cell biological experiments, the successful candidate will assist the Principal Investigator with preparing scientific manuscripts and grant proposals, training and supervising postdoctoral fellows and laboratory assistants, and presenting his/her findings at scientific meetings.

To be considered for the position, qualified applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities site via http://tinyurl.com/OBGYNResAsstProf by uploading a CV, cover letter, statement of research interests and goals, and the email addresses of at least three scholars who can provide academic references.