A full time research technician position is available in a cancer biology laboratory in the Cancer Signaling & Epigenetics Program and the Marvin & Concetta Greenberg Pancreatic Cancer Institute at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. The research focus for the lab is to understand the molecular mechanisms of cancer with a particular emphasis on invasion, metastasis, and the tumor microenvironment.
Bachelor’s degree in a basic medical science discipline (physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology etc.) or biology and experience working in a research laboratory is required.
Experience in mammalian cell culture (maintenance of cell lines, transfection, generation of stable cell lines), basic molecular biology techniques (transformation, gene subcloning, DNA mini- and maxi-preps, PCR), and basic biochemistry techniques (SDS-PAGE, western blots, immunoprecipitation, immunohistochemistry) is strongly preferred.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills are required. The successful candidate will be a liaison amongst multiple labs and clinical personnel within our cancer center, with collaborators at other research institutes, and with supply vendors.
Excellent organizational skills required: ability to multitask will be essential in this position.
The successful candidate will conduct, under supervision of the principal investigator, experiments in signaling biology, biochemistry, and molecular pharmacology aimed at understanding the molecular mechanisms of action of cancer invasion with a goal of discovering and validating new therapeutic targets and biomarkers.
In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for ordering and organizing laboratory supplies, maintaining equipment, cataloging reagents, and other organizational tasks.
It is expected that the individual will present his/her research findings internally and for the motivated candidate, at local and national conferences.
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As one of the first cancer hospitals in the country, Fox Chase Cancer Center has been a national leader in cancer treatment, research, and prevention for more than 100 years. Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is committed to providing the best treatment options for our patients, and delivering that care with compassion.
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It’s essential for us to recruit not only the best talent in hospital care, but hire well-qualified prospective employees who are committed to serving our patients with the passion and excellence for which Fox Chase is known. Apply today to be part of the future of prevailing over cancer.