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Providence Health & Services Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Translational Molecular Medicine in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Full Time, Variable Shift Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow to Providence John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA.

In this position you will:

  • Be a highly motivated, self-starting Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow with strong team capabilities in the area of cancer genomics and epigenomics

  • Develop translational research projects primarily related to epi-transcriptomics and epi-genomics applied to human solid tumors Will lead projects focused on the epi-transcriptome, DNA methylome, and chromatin accessibility variations during breast cancer dynamic adaptation to metastasis niches and drug resistance phenotypes

  • Perform genomic and epigenomic profiling, functional culture assays and molecular biochemistry analysis related to projects

  • Perform genetic perturbations and epigenome editing using the CRISPR system

  • Scientific research manuscript and grant writing

  • Guide technicians and postdoctoral fellow research

  • Comply with hospital, department and unit standards, including, but not limited to safety, CPR, infection prevention, quality management, environmental, confidentiality and patient care

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own professional practice in regard to:

  • Attendance, punctuality and patient (HIPPA) confidentiality

  • Positive public relation image and working relationships

  • Obtaining necessary knowledge and skill needed to maintain competence and certifications

  • Completing all mandatory requirements, including annual safety programs, CPR, infection prevention and annual physical

  • Participate in the development and attainment of team, department and hospital goals including:

  • Attending and participating in division meetings

  • Mission, vision and team ground rules


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Doctoral degree, PhD or MD in the field of Oncology or molecular biology.

  • At least two years of postdoctoral work experience in cancer research pertinent to translational epigenomic/genomic research studies.

  • Strong background in molecular biology preferably related to epigenomics or epi-transcriptomics.

  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals in the field of genetics, genomics, and cancer research or related.

  • Experience in basic molecular genetic laboratory assays such as cell culture, sequencing, primer/probe designing, etc.

  • Experience in performing in silico data mining and sequence analysis interpretation

  • Experience in independent cancer research, manuscript writing skills, and conference presentations

  • Excellent understanding of genomics, epi-transcriptomics and epigenomics

  • Ability to use computer software programs such as R or Python, database and genome sequencing programs, molecular analytical programs and use of scientific databases

  • Strong understanding of biostatistics

  • Must be highly familiar with and able to develop new molecular genetic studies. The individual must understand the theoretical background in molecular genetics of cancer

  • Must have an excellent understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in cancer metastasis and therapeutic resistance.

  • Must have the ability to present results and write up completed research into well-organized reports and manuscripts.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in epigenomic related assays: DNA methylation, microRNA, and histone modifications

About the hospital you will serve:

The John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center is a cancer research institute dedicated to the understanding and curing of cancer in order to eliminate patient suffering worldwide. The Institute's mission is accomplished by conducting innovative research focused on biological mechanisms to provide new understandings of the cause, diagnosis, control, and cure of cancer; training the next generation of surgical scientists who study and treat cancer; and researching unique experimental treatment services to rapidly develop and test new forms of diagnosis and therapy in order to improve the quality of life and expected survival of those afflicted with cancer.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Research

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 228551