The USC School of Pharmacy, Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate to join our ongoing studies on cancer genomics and Therapeutics. Recent Ph.D. graduates with a successful publication record in scholarly journals are encouraged to apply.
We are translational genomics and experimental therapeutics lab that focuses on identifying and investigating novel therapeutic targets in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and developing new therapeutic strategies. Our lab is also interested in characterizing the immune repertoire of patients with AML using TCRseq analysis to be leveraged in the development of novel neoantigen prediction algorithms that can then be validated in cellular and animal models.
We seek a highly motivated scientist proficient in using routine molecular biology techniques for genomics/epigenomic studies and functional studies in cellular and mouse models. Hands-on experience with high throughput assays and next-generation sequencing-based platforms, or experience in preclinical studies using leukemia mouse models is required. In addition, the candidate should have a strong background in cancer biology, immunology and computational biology, bioinformatics, or biostatistics. Computational skills, including experience with bioinformatic tools and packages, are needed. Experience with data mining, especially for âomicsâ datasets, or developing pipelines/software for large biological datasets is desired.
Responsibilities include a) Immune profiling of clinical samples, b) Conducting cellular, molecular, and in vivo experiments for hypothesis-driven research, c) Performing computational and bioinformatic analyses; and d) Preparing presentations and publishing scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. The applicant must have excellent organizational and communication skills. The individual should have experience with working in teams, as well as the ability to work independently. The postdoctoral trainees will be encouraged to submit their own fellowship and grant applications. The candidate will enjoy a highly collaborative environment as a part of the USC research community.
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and NIH guidelines.
Applicants should attach the following:
1) Statement of research interests and career goals
2) Curriculum Vitae including bibliography
3) Names and contact information for three references
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.