The Center for Genomic Medicine at DRI in collaboration with the Renown Institute for Cancer has multiple Postdoctoral Fellow positions available in the newly established Cancer Research Laboratory. The Center for Genomic Medicine is a collaborative undertaking of the DRI and Renown Health leveraging the Healthy Nevada Project (HNP).
We are currently recruiting for candidates interested to work on cancer research under the direction of scientists at the Renown Institute for Cancer (https://renown.org/cancer-research/), as well as candidates to work on cancer genetics as it relates to the Healthy Nevada Project (HNP), a comprehensive genotype and phenotype dataset on more than 50,000 individuals from Nevada. The positions are located in Reno, NV and have flexible start dates.
Conditions of Employment
The successful applicant will work with genetically engineered mouse models.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
M.D. or Ph.D. in oncology, molecular biology, biochemistry, computer science, or a related field from an accredited institution.
Ability to work independently to fulfill project goals and meet project deadlines.
Evidence of the ability to participate in and coordinate collaborative research.
Experience writing articles for peer reviewed publications.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Expertise in cancer molecular genetics.
Experience with mouse modeling of cancer.
Knowledge of non-coding RNA biology.
Use of CRISPR technology.
Expertise in library preparation.
Additional Salary Information: Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications, with continued appointment after the first year (assessed annually for up to a maximum of two years) being dependent upon performance and availability of funding. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in program development and reporting. Given satisfactory performance, and proven ability to generate research funding, this position has the potential to evolve into a regular research faculty position.
This position is eligible for DRI’s Postdoc benefits package and potential relocation assistance; see the Postdoctoral benefits summary for an overview: https://www.dri.edu/wp-content/uploads/Post-Doc-Benefits-Summary-FY21.pdf
Internal Number: R0123257
About Desert Research Institute - Center for Genomic Medicine
The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is a recognized world leader in basic and applied interdisciplinary research. Since 1959, DRI has stood at the forefront of understanding Earth's complex environmental systems, promoting preservation of diverse ecosystems, advancing responsible natural resource management, and improving human health and welfare throughout Nevada and around the world.
More than 500 highly-skilled DRI scientists, engineers, technicians and students are collaboratively focused on understanding and answering critical questions about global climate change, water quality and availability, air quality, sustainability of desert lands, life in extreme environments, and more. DRI's research has advanced scientific knowledge and technologies, supported Nevada's diversifying economy, provided science-based educational opportunities, and informed policy makers, business leaders, and community members. With campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, DRI serves as the non-profit research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education.
DRI’s faculty members are nontenured and responsible for their own salaries through external grants and contracts. Through this blend of academic rigo...r and private-sector pragmatism, DRI has earned a reputation for delivering high-quality scientific information in an efficient, transparent, and accountable fashion.