Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Iowa City, IOWA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Dec 2018

Requisition # 3048
Position Basics
Advertising Ends on:Monday, December 31st, 2018
Advertising Started on:Monday, October 1st, 2018
College:Carver College of Medicine


Position Details
Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Percent Time:100%
Position Description:

Basic Functions and Responsibility:

Assess the therapeutic utilities of novel antibodies against various cancer cell lines, investigate the antibodies’ downstream effects, and determine their potentials as imaging markers. Laboratory work includes antibody engineering & purification, and conducting of numerous assays to characterize phenotypic and genotypic changes to cancer cell lines upon antibody treatments.

Provide scientific and technical leadership in the coordination and conduct of research within a multidisciplinary laboratory of molecular imaging and theranostics.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and define problems, solutions to which can be approached through a scientific research process.

  • Develop hypotheses to be tested and ways of doing so.

  • Develop devices of various types for empirical studies, including hardware, software, statistical methods and the like.

  • Perform experiments and collect data.

  • Provide quality control oversight for data collection.

  • Evaluate data to establish relevance to the problem or problems being evaluated.

  • Prepare research results for publication in reports, papers, journals, books and other media.

  • Prepare seminars, talks, lectures and the like for dissemination of knowledge, particularly the results of research undertaken.

Education Requirement:

A Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, molecular or cell biology with an emphasis in immunotherapeutics, tumor immunology, or antibody engineering.

Required Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • Specific areas of expertise including study design, statistics, and project management.

  • Established track record of publications and presentations preferably in the area of antibody engineering and molecular imaging.

  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment.

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Desirable Qualifications:

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with small animal MR and/or PET/CT imaging.

  • Experience with cancer biology and/or immunology.

  • One to three years’ experience generating monoclonal or polyclonal antibodies (rabbit, Kohler and Milstein hybridoma or phage display techniques.)

  • Established excellent laboratory practices.

  • Experience with animal models, and tissue harvesting/preparation for analyses.

  • Online Application Required Documents
     Curriculum Vita
    Name and Contact Information of References
    Letters of Interest
     Number of References:  3

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    Contact Information
    Contact:Amie E Stewart -
    Pappajohn Pavilion
    140 Hawkins Drive
    3984 JPP
    Iowa City, IA 52242
    Phone: 319-353-6992
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