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Current Positions Open

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN RADIATION BIOLOGY / METABOLISM


University Medical Center has made a major commitment to -omics and metabolism as a critical component to our cancer biology and systems medicine initiatives. A funded position is now available through the NCI T32 Interdisciplinary Program in Tumor Biology at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center for a radiation biology postdoctoral fellow, with particular emphasis in -omics analysis. There are several areas of potential focus including: 1) biomarker discovery in tissues and biofluids; 2) radiation quality specific responses; 3) short and long term responses to radiation, including the involvement of the microbiome. State of the art-instrumentation in the areas of genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics allow for the comprehensive analysis of samples for a systems biology approach.

This position is funded to carry out a variety of studies in animal models and patient samples, and the recruit will have opportunities to participate in and build on these projects, in addition to developing independent research projects. A strong background in radiation and mouse models is highly desirable. Experience with statistical analysis, basic bioinformatics and familiarity with concepts in mass spectrometry and genetics are preferred. Independent thinking, verbal and writing skills, multitasking and solving problems are encouraged to apply for a position in this dynamic lab. A postdoctoral grant proposal will be required to be written and encouraged to be submitted in the first year, per the program’s requirements.

The current funded position requires U.S. citizenship (or green card).

Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and names of references to Dr. Evagelia C. Laiakis ecl28@georgetown.edu and/or Dr. Albert J Fornace Jr af294@georgetown.edu.

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN COMPUTATIONAL CANCER METABOLOMICS


University Medical Center has made a major commitment to metabolomics as a critical component to our cancer biology and systems medicine initiatives. A funded position is now available through the NCI T32 Interdisciplinary Program in Tumor Biology at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center for a computational metabolomics postdoctoral fellow. There are several areas of potential focus including: 1) statistical workflows for genomic-metabolomic cancer data integration; 2) developing informatics pipelines for high-throughput untargeted LC-MS metabolomics; 3) novel computational methods for elucidating stress signal transduction and events at the metabolic level, with particular emphasis on exposure to ionizing radiation and biomarker identification in biofluids and tissues, with extension to microbiome involvement.

Our mass spectrometry facility has assembled state-of-art instrumentation for metabolomics and is a Waters Center of Innovation, with development of untargeted and targeted approaches on LC-MS and LC-TOFMS. GC-MS, NMR, and Seahorse metabolic technologies complement the available platforms.

This metabolomics program is funded to carry out a variety of studies in animal models and patient samples, and the recruit will have opportunities to participate in and build on these projects. Experience in bioinformatics, statistical analysis, and computer programming (R, Python, Java) is required, and background in mass spectrometry, analytical chemistry, and biochemistry will also be taken into consideration. Individuals with excellent communication skills (written and oral), ability to work independently, multitasking and solving problems are encouraged to apply for a position in this dynamic lab.

The current funded position requires U.S. citizenship (or green card). For more details see: http://fornacelab.georgetown.edu

Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and names of references to Dr. A.J. Fornace Jr at af294@georgetown.edu, Dr. Evagelia C. Laiakis at ecl28@georgetown.edu, and/or Dr. Tytus D. Mak at tdm46@georgetown.edu.

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN METABOLOMICS


Georgetown University Medical Center has made a major commitment to metabolomics including lipidomics as a critical component to our systems biology and systems medicine initiatives. A funded position is now available through the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Dept. of Oncology and the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology in our program for a metabolomics postdoctoral fellow. There are several areas of potential focus including: 1) stress signaling in cancer; 2) cancer metabolomics; 3) stress signal transduction and events at the metabolic level, with particular emphasis on exposure to ionizing radiation and biomarker identification in biofluids and tissues, with extension to microbiome involvement.

Our mass spectrometry facility has assembled state-of-art instrumentation for metabolomics and is a Waters Center of Innovation, with development of untargeted and targeted approaches on LC-MS and LC-TOFMS. GC-MS, NMR, and Seahorse metabolic technologies complement the available platforms.

This metabolomics program is funded to carry out a variety of studies in animal models and patient samples, and the recruit will have opportunities to participate in and build on these projects. Experience in mass spectrometry and bioinformatics based data analysis is preferred, and background in related areas, such as analytical chemistry and biochemistry, will also be taken into consideration. Focus on bioinformatics could be developed as well. Individuals with excellent communication skills (written and oral), ability to work independently, multitasking and solving problems are encouraged to apply for a position in this dynamic lab.

The current funded position requires U.S. citizenship (or green card). For more details see: http://fornacelab.georgetown.edu

Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and names of references to Prof. A. Fornace at af294@georgetown.edu or Dr. Amrita K. Cheema at akc27@georgetown.edu