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PhD Scientist- Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Cancer Research - NIH - Bethesda

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Job Title PhD Scientist- Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Cancer Research - NIH - Bethesda

Jobid US3172RS_BH1432372

Location: Bethesda, MD, 20814, USA

Description PhD Scientist- Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Cancer Research - NIH - Bethesda, Maryland

Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking a SCIENTIST to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Bethesda is near Washington, DC.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:
- Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package
- Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
- Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Oncology Branch (TGIB)
Thoracic Laboratory
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Bethesda, Maryland

TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:
1. Provide oversight and coordination of various research projects, including both single-institution and multi-institutional research and clinical management trials.
2. Oversee efforts to develop independent research projects that support studying the molecular and cellular biology of thoracic cancers, with special focus on those affecting surface cavities like mesothelioma and thymic epithelial tumors.
3. Investigate microRNA-mRNA interactions to inform on the pathogenic signaling pathways relevant to tumor initiation, invasion, metastasis and resistance in malignant mesothelioma.
4. Develop novel molecular biomarkers and identify therapeutic targets based on an understanding of the active cancer-specific mechanisms.
5. Coordinate trial and grant submissions.
6. Oversee and provide guidance on the daily operation of projects and activities.
7. Record, code, analyze and evaluate data obtained in accordance with methods requested.
8. Plan and execute the details of studies; evaluate and interpret the results.
9. Perform data collect, entry and storage quality control.
10. Collaborate with staff on the development and revision of clinical studies; coordinate this effort with institutional regulatory offices such as the IRB and the Clinical Research Management.
11. Collaborate with staff on the preparation of reports, abstracts, manuscripts, poster and podium presentations.
12. Train biologists, post-docs and clinical fellows on laboratory techniques.
13. Attend meetings, both internal and external; present results and findings for discussion.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:
1. PhD in Biology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Engineering, Systems Biology, Bioinformatics, Genetics, Biochemistry or a related discipline.
2. Minimum of four (4) years of post-doctoral research with experience in general techniques in molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, ChIP, retroviral or lentiviral transfections, FACS sorting and animal work.
3. Knowledge and/or experience in bioinformatics/biostatistics, mutation detection, microarray analysis, RNA-seq and other sequencing methodology, microRNA or other noncoding RNA.
4. Experience in writing research results, including abstracts, poster and podium presentations and manuscript preparation.
5. Experience using reference management software.
6. Knowledge of cancer biology or stem cell biology.
7. Strong verbal and written communications skills.
8. Excellent analytical, organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills.

Note that the phone number for our NIH branch is not listed. Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls. All qualified candidates will be contacted.

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