The Xiang Zhang Lab investigates biological mechanisms and therapeutic strategies of breast cancer metastasis. The lab is currently investigating early-stage bone colonization of disseminated breast cancer cells and breast cancer-induced immunosuppression.
The individual should be self-motivated and enjoy being highly organized, detail-oriented, communicative, and collaborative; must be a team player and work well within a group. The individual should enjoy contributing to ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the laboratory. The lab provides an interactive and stimulating scientific environment and opportunities for growth.
Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments.
Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
Documents results of experiments.
Selects, evaluates and applies techniques used in routine research.
Seeks external funding via grants applications/submissions.
Engages in teaching graduate or medical students.
Involved in departmental committee duties.
Trains and supervises less experienced research staff such as graduate students and postdocs.
Conducts scientific research on bone metastasis of breast cancer and prostate cancer.
Collaborates with scientists out of the lab for multidisciplinary study.
Develops new model and technique to support the cancer-related research in the lab.
Advises junior scientists and provide guidance on their projects.
Serves as the animal ambassador to train all the lab members on aseptic surgical procedures.
Master's degree in Basic Science or a related field. Experience in lieu of degree will not be accepted.
Three years of relevant experience typically as a Research Assistant, Research Technician or Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate.
Prior experiences in tissue culture and basic molecular biology techniques (e.g., PCR, DNA purification, Western blot, etc.).
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