Penn State University
- College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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- Penn State College of Medicine
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is seeking a Research Associate. This position will support The Division of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and the Institute for Personalized Medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Successful candidates will be responsible for implementing or developing basic and translational science research projects in collaboration with Investigators in the Division of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and the Institute for Personalized Medicine. Projects will focus on the genetic, epigenetic, genomic, and transcriptomic analysis of multiple tumor types affecting the head and neck. Independent funding is not required for this position, however strong preference will be given to applicants with interest and experience in grant writing. In addition to research responsibilities, candidates will oversee graduate students, medical students, and medical residents conducing research within the Institute for Personalized Medicine. The Institute for Personalized Medicine at Hershey Medical Center encompasses over 2,500 square feet of newly renovated laboratory space and contains state-of-the-art instrumentation for experiments ranging from highly focused analysis of individual SNPs and mRNAs to whole genome, exome, epigenome, and transcriptome analysis. The institute also supports a strong bioinformatics team responsible for the maintenance and implementation of data analysis pipelines. The Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery consists of eight faculty physicians, nine resident physicians, and multiple support staff. Recently, the Division launched a research-track resident position, providing one year of protected research time to interested residents. It is expected that the research resident will work closely with candidates for this position during their protected research year. Support services for grant submission and manuscript preparation are provided through the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Division of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and the Department of Surgery. Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent degree required. 2 years basic or translational science research experience required. Excellent organizational, time-management, multi-tasking, leadership, and communication skills. Must possess strong computer skills. The following education, experience, and/or certifications would be an asset, but are not required: Experience conducting and analyzing next-generation sequencing experiments. Formal education in human genetics is preferable but not required. Preference will be given to applicants with strong writing skills.
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