Postdoctoral Fellow - Oncology Research

South San Francisco, CA, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The Amgen Postdoctoral program is committed to providing future scientists with an enriching environment to inspire innovation that will contribute to the development of human therapeutics.

Dr. Julie Bailis in the Oncology/Inflammation Research Department at Amgen is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to investigate the role of DNA repair pathways in response to immunotherapy in solid tumors.

Our group is part of a fast-paced, dynamic department that is focused on discovery and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. The postdoctoral fellow will be based at our South San Francisco site and share access to state of the art technology and core facilities. The initial focus of the postdoctoral project is to explore the molecular connections between the homologous recombination repair pathway and immune response in microsatellite stable colorectal cancer, using in vitro cell culture models. The postdoctoral fellow will be encouraged and expected to develop an independent line of research based on initial studies and to present at scientific conferences and publish in leading journals.

The postdoctoral position is for 2 years with the option to extend for an additional year.

Basic qualifications

PhD at the time of appointment

Preferred qualifications

PhD in cell biology, biochemistry, immunology or related discipline

Self-motivated with evidence for strong scientific track record and independence in research

Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including experience collaborating with other laboratories

Practical experience with molecular and cellular biology techniques including flow cytometry and microscopy

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