Research Opportunities (Sarcoma Cancer Research) - Medical Oncology
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR78436
Sarcomas are a rare group of over 80 types of tumors of mesenchymal origin that can be divided into 2 categories: soft tissue sarcomas (STS) and bone sarcomas. In 2018, the incidence of all sarcomas was 15,000 patients, of which soft tissue sarcomas represented 80%. For high grade non-metastatic soft tissue sarcomas, the standard of care treatment involves surgical excision, chemotherapy, and adjuvant radiation. Despite this multimodality approach, the risk of relapse remains high at 50%, with most of these representing metastatic failures. Identification of better systemic treatments to prevent relapse are needed.
Our lab focus on the understanding of tumor metabolism, metabolism-tumor microenvironment interactions, and mechanisms of treatment escape in sarcoma. The ultimate goal of our group is the development of new targeted therapeutics to sarcoma and the improvement of current cancer treatments.
In our laboratory, we utilize a variety of metabolomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and molecular biology techniques to elucidate the underlying biology of sarcoma and identify therapeutically actionable targets in a highly supportive and collaborative environment. In this pursuit, we make extensive use of both mouse models and primary tissues.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
A background in biology, biochemistry, microbiology or related field is highly desirable.
Willingness to perform mouse work is highly preferred.
Previous basic or translational laboratory experience is highly preferred.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively.
Ability to perform, trouble shoot, and analyze experiments.
Excellent record keeping and organizational skills.
Bachelorâ™s degree.Â Candidates with additional education and experience are encouraged to apply.
The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailÂ CandidateQuestions@wustl.eduÂ or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.
WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.