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Washington University of St. Louis Research Opportunities - Medical Oncology - 45667 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

Sarcomas are a rare group of over 80 types of tumors of mesenchymal origin that can be divided into 2 categories: soft tissue sarcomas (STS) and bone sarcomas. In 2018, the incidence of all sarcomas was 15000 patients, of which soft tissue sarcomas represented 80%. For high grade non-metastatic soft tissue sarcomas, the standard of care treatment involves surgical excision, chemotherapy, and adjuvant radiation. Despite this multimodality approach, the risk of relapse remains high at 50%, with most of these representing metastatic failures. Identification of better systemic treatments to prevent relapse are needed.

The focus of my laboratory is on the metabolism of sarcoma and the development of therapeutics through an understanding of the underlying biology of these cancers.

The current specific interests of the laboratory in on the metabolic differences that sarcoma has and how we can information to better treat patients. There is extensive use of both animal mouse models of disease and primary tissues.

General work of the lab involves the design, performance and interpretation of ongoing sarcoma studies, and assistance with management of the mouse colony.

Required Qualifications

Candidates will ideally have at least a bachelor's degree and those with basic laboratory experience are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A background in biology, biochemistry, microbiology, or related field is highly desirable.
  • Willingness to perform small animal procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work well with others is essential.
  • Ability to troubleshoot experiments and work independently.
  • Excellent record keeping and organizational skills.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits

This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Research Opportunities - Medical Oncology - 45667

Job ID: 45667

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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