Scientist/Lead Researcher in Neurobiology

Employer
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Location
Bo Bo, IN
Closing date
May 22, 2022

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Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
Dr. Xinwei Cao is seeking a Scientist/Lead Researcher for her lab in the Department of Developmental Neurobiology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The Cao lab studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate the development of the vertebrate nervous system, with a special focus on the fundamental mechanisms governing the properties and functions of neural stem/progenitor cells. The Cao lab also investigates the molecular mechanisms and biological relevance of hypertranscription, a poorly understood phenomenon that involves a coordinated increase in the expression of the majority of the transcriptome.

As one of the premier pediatric diseases research institutes in the world, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital provides exceptional resources and a supportive environment for career development.

Competitive candidates should have a strong background in developmental biology and molecular biology and experience in molecular, cellular, biochemical, imaging, and/or computational techniques. Recent publication in relevant journals is required.

Responsibilities

Perform rigorous and innovative research using genetically-engineered animal models and relevant in vitro models.

Apply to be a part of the mission of St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital; to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

Minimum Education

Bachelors degree in relevant scientific area is required

• Ph.D. Preferred

• Minimum Experience

Scientist

• Seven (7) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Bachelors degree.

• Five (5) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Masters degree.

• Three (3) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Ph.D.

• First-author publication in relevant journals

Lead Researcher

• Five (5) years of relevant, post-degree work experience is required with a Bachelors degree.

• Two (2) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Masters degree.

• No experience is required with a Ph.D degree.

• First-author publication in relevant journals

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