Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientist, the Research Fellow will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period in the field of cancer biology. May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. Analyzes and interprets data. May assist in preparation of grant proposals. Responsible for designing experiments, assembeling data for publications and presentations as author or co-author. Not responsible for generating grant funds.
The overall emphasis of Dr. Chung's Laboratory in the Uro-Oncology Research Program is to gain a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying lethal progression of cancer from primary to distant metastasis, with particular emphasis on the biology and targeting of prostate cancer bone metastasis. The research program is also pursuing novel therapeutic and target discoveries to ultimately improve the prognosis and survival of cancer patients.
The laboratory is also focused on technology development including:
-Molecular imaging of cancer and cancer metastasis with novel near-infrared fluorescence dyes
-Multispectral imaging of gene expressions at the single cell level to improve cancer diagnosis and prognosis
-Circulating cancer cell isolation, expansion, and genomic sequencing for personalized oncology
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
List the primary duties and responsibilities in order of most significance.
-May assist in preparation of grant proposals, but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
-Responsible for the design of experiments in cooperation with the mentor.
-Responsible for compiling figures and text for the submission of publications and presentations as author or co-author.
-Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the mentor.
-May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.
-Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period.
-Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.
-Stem cell delivery and differentiation to improve therapeutic targeting
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