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Postdoctoral Scientist - Bhowmick Lab - Cancer Institute

Requisition # 20002588A Apply Now

Principal Investigator, Neil Bhowmick, PhD, examines the role of tissue fibroblastic cells in cancer initiation and progression. He studies the role of the tumor microenvironment in prostate cancer progression and mediators of metastatic progression through the use of in vivo model systems. Dr. Bhowmick is currently working on candidate therapeutics to address host-tumor interactions and the development of a biomarker platform to help distinguish indolent and aggressive cancer.

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The Bhowmick Lab is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist  will work independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists, the Postdoctoral Scientist will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period in the field of cancer biology. More specifically, the project involves the role of cholesterol in prostate cancer progression. May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. Analyzes and interprets data. May assist in preparation of grant proposals. Responsible for designing experiments, assembeling data for publications and presentations as author or co-author.  

In addition, the Postdoctoral Scientist will be responsible for:

• Expected to submit for own fellowship funding, but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
• Responsible for the design of experiments in cooperation with the mentor. 
• Responsible for compiling figures and text for the submission of publications and presentations as author or co-author. 
• Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the mentor. 
• May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.
• Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period.
• Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period.
• Operates and maintains equipment and instruments. 

Experience Required:

  • Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) in the field of cancer biology.
  • Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to three (1-3) year post-doctoral appointment.
  • Experience as a first author in one or more publications on impactful body of work.
  • Experience working with mice.
  • Experience with standard immunology techniques.



Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization.

  • Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Bhowmick Lab - Cancer Institute
  • Department: Home Dept - Hem - Onc
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Academic/Research
  • Job Specialty: Postdoctoral
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day
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