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Associate Scientist – Biomarker Development Laboratory
August 27, 2017 - September 27, 2017
An Associate Scientist position is available in the Pathology Biomarker Development laboratory, in the Department of Pathology. This lab studies molecular biomarkers of diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic significance for diseases affecting St. Jude patients. We evaluate the feasibility and clinical utility of novel assays, to determine whether they may be integrated into clinical diagnostic practice.
Currently, our lab is working on utilizing Illumina methylation arrays as a diagnostic tool, exploring the utility of cell free DNA to monitor response to therapy, and investigating the use of protein microarrays to identify disease biomarkers and therapeutic targets.
Previous experience with research techniques including genomic analysis, NGS, methylation profiling and protein analysis are all strongly preferred. Strong skills in novel assay development and validation are preferred. Candidates with experience in cancer genomics, genetics or epigenetics and strong problem solving skills are highly encouraged to apply.
- Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate scientific field is required.
- A minimum of fifteen (15) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Bachelor’s degree, with at least seven (7) years at the Research Lab Specialist level
- A minimum of fourteen (14) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Master’s degree, with at least seven (7) years at the Research Lab Specialist level
- A minimum of nine (9) years of relevant work experience including post-doctoral and/or technical staff experience is required with Ph.D.