Research Opportunities - Medical Oncology | Washington University in St. Louis - Military Veterans

at Herc - Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

Scheduled Hours 40 Position Summary Job Description Sarcomas are a rare group of over 80 types of tumors of mesenchymal origin that can be divided into two 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. This laboratory studies sarcoma metabolism, metabolism-tumor microenvironment interactions in sarcoma, and mechanisms of treatment escape in sarcoma. The primary objective of this research is the development of targeted therapeutics. The laboratory utilizes a variety metabolomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and other molecular biology techniques to elucidate the underlying biology of sarcoma and identify therapeutically actionable targets. In this pursuit, they make extensive use of both mouse models and primary tissues. We are looking for highly motivated individuals to participate in ongoing research projects. Willingness to perform mouse work is necessary. For additional information about the Van Tine Laboratory, please visit the lab website at . Salary Range Base pay is commensurate with experience. Working Conditions 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. Preferred Qualifications Background in biology, biochemistry, microbiology or a related field is highly desirable. Previous basic or translational laboratory experience. Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively. Ability to perform, troubleshoot, and analyze experiments. Excellent record keeping and organizational skills. Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated abilities with the Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to prioritize workload. Required Qualifications Bachelorâ™s degree. Grade 00 Salary Range Base pay is commensurate with experience. 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. Pre-Employment Screening 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. Benefits Statement Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits. EEO/AA Statement Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. 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