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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Scientist.
The Wong laboratory is a translational oncology laboratory at the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at New York University School of Medicine, whose goal is to improve the outcomes of lung cancer patients. The lab focuses on advancing the understanding of genetic and tumor immune alterations involved in lung tumorigenesis and pathogenesis. The Wong laboratory has been instrumental evolving lung cancer into a genetically stratified disease and changing how lung cancer patients are treated. The laboratory has pioneered generating and utilizing genetically engineered mouse lung cancer models to validate oncogenic drivers and test novel therapeutics against specific genetic oncogenic drivers. These pre-clinical models are now being used to lead the next revolution in lung cancer treatment through the combined assessment of genetics and tumor immunology. The Wong laboratory is highly collaborative and works with numerous premier academic investigators and pharmaceutical companies to discover and delineate the clinical path for novel therapeutic agents. The laboratory publishes in high-impact journals such as Nature, Nature Medicine and Cancer Cell. Recent postdoctoral fellows trained in the Wong laboratory are now investigators at numerous biotech and pharmaceutical companies.
Dr. Wong is an internationally renowned physician-scientist, New York University School of Medicines Anne Murnick Cogan and David H. Cogan Professor in Oncology and chief of hematology and medical oncology. He is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the nations oldest honor society for physician-scientists. Ideally seeking recent PhD graduate or PhD with limited post-doc or industry experience looking to build a career in clinical/translational immune-oncology field. Candidate must contribute significantly at the bench and also demonstrate aptitude in organization aspects such as managing laboratory technicians and collaborating with clinical staff and industry/biotech. High level of organization and attention to detail a must.
Will do pioneering work on the interplay of genetics, tumor immune infiltrate, and therapeutics in pre-clinical lung cancer models with the ultimate goal of developing rational treatment hypotheses to be tested in the clinic. In addition, this scientist will have the opportunity to work with industrial (pharma and biotech) partners on the development of next generation lung cancer therapies.This work will generate understanding of drug mechanisms of action and development of novel treatments/combinations, novel biomarkers, and identify new targets for novel therapeutics.
The successful candidate will also effectively communicate their work by writing manuscripts and successfully publishing their results in premier journals.
May participate in writing grant proposals and seek grant funding from external sources in support of their independent research projects with consent of the PI and the Department Chair.
Demonstrates knowledge of the organizations Core Values and incorporates them into the performance of duties.
Initiates, interprets, organizes, executes, and coordinates research assignments critical to department's mission.
Formulates and conducts research on problems of considerable scope and complexity.
Explores subject area and defines scope and selection of problems for investigation through conceptually related studies or series of projects of lesser scope.
Makes decisions and recommendations that have a major impact on extensive scientific research activities.
Develops new ideas that promote current research. Exercises a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding extensive scientific research programs and activities of outstanding novelty and/or importance.
May manage the operations of a lab for the Principal Investigator by supervising Post Docs and technicians. Oversees the maintenance and upkeep of all instruments and laboratory facilities.
Ensures timely and accurate completion of research projects.
May provide students with technical guidance and direction in the operation of various sample preparation techniques, extraction lines, and equipment as well as general laboratory practices and safety protocols.
May seek grant funding from external sources in support of their independent research projects with consent of the PI and the Department Chair. May participate in writing grant proposals.
May be responsible research/lab quality control and compliance.
May develop protocol for the collection and quality of research data.
Develops research techniques and methodologies.
May determine and establish laboratory policies, procedures and practices.
Maintains a thorough knowledge of the advances in specialized fields through attendance of scientific conferences.
May make significant contributions to scientific papers. Is a resource/ author/ co-author for reports and presentations.
May provide recommendations for equipment purchases and for the redesign of lab space.
May coordinate the activity and experimental design between various labs, scientific staff, and collaborators. Identifies and resolves technical problems.
May serve on internal committees to help further goals of research projects and bring new expertise to the research program.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a MS degree and 2-4 years of experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Established a record of publications. A Ph.D. in cancer biology, immunology or biological sciences Experience Experience with molecular biology, genomic analysis, biochemistry & cell biology In vivo pharmacology Immunology experience Demonstrated scientific rigor, scientific excellence, and technical excellence Independent, self-motivated and innovative Strong work ethic Strong organizational skills Excellent written and oral communication skills Outstanding interpersonal skills Ability to work productively & constructively in a team environment Ability to excel in a goal-oriented, multifaceted, and fast-moving team environment
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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