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January 4 - February 6
The Wistar Institute has an opening for a Research Assistant in the laboratory of Dr. Rugang Zhang to perform research in which explores epigenetic approaches to ovarian cancer using tissue culture and patient-derived xenograft models.
The candidate will work on a project sponsored by a pharmaceutical company to explore epigenetic therapy in ovarian cancer. The candidate will have ample opportunity to learn cutting-edge experimental techniques and clinically relevant preclinical ovarian cancer models. Duties include, but are not limited to, experiments in molecular biology, cell biology, tissue culture and mouse models of ovarian cancer.
BS/BA in biology or related field. Experience working in a lab is desirable but not required.
The Wistar Institute is located in the University City area of Philadelphia, in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania Campus. Wistar provides resources to its faculty and staff that enable them to conduct cutting edge collaborative research and provides for outstanding intellectual environments and state-of-the-art facilities. Research discoveries conducted at Wistar have led to the development of vaccines; the identification of genes associated with cancers; and the development of many other significant research technologies and tools.