RESEARCH ASSOCIATE II
Job posting number: #7085278 (Ref:hlj_32768)
Posted: September 14, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Beg laboratory is interested in developing new strategies aimed at modulating the tumor microenvironment to increase tumor immunogenicity and response to therapeutics. Through both laboratory and clinical trial studies, ongoing projects aim to modulate activity of epigenetic and cytokine pathways to enhance immunological control of lung cancer. The Beg laboratory is also developing novel oncolytic virus strategies to generate potent anti-tumor T cell responses that can turn immune “cold” to “hot” tumors capable of responding to checkpoint inhibitors and other immunotherapeutics.
The Ideal Candidate:
- The ideal candidate will have some immunology expertise and technical training for immune profiling by flow cytometry and in vitro functional assays
- Expertise in molecular and cell biology techniques such as plasmid preps, real-time PCR, and cell culture is also required.
- The Research Associate II assumes the responsibility of performing basic, biological, behavioral, social science, or public health research within the specified research program.
- The Research Associate has responsibility to the faculty of the specified program.
- Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and communicate clearly, verbally, and in writing.
- Maintains laboratory equipment in a clean and working order, including coordinating instrument standardization documented by a written report.
- Reorders stock laboratory supplies when depleted under appropriate supervision.
- Contributes to the preparation of manuscripts, grants, administrative and research compliance documents as directed by supervisor.
- Technically responsible for the collection, organization, and permanent documentation of data in physical and electronic formats as directed by immediate supervisor.
- Responsible for data analysis using standardized procedures and protocols and under minimal supervision.
Credentials and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree in a science relevant field.
- One year of hands-on research experience is required
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
Mission To create a Moffitt culture of diversity and inclusion as we strive to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Vision Moffitt Cancer Center is recognized as the model wherein the diversity of our employees and communities is valued and supported as essential components to contributing to the prevention and cure of cancer. The cancer center is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the cancer center to prohibit unlawful discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to workforce members and applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.