Instructor (Breast Cancer Research)
The Xiang Zhang Lab investigates biological mechanisms and therapeutic strategies of breast cancer metastasis. The lab is currently investigating early-stage bone colonization of disseminated breast cancer cells and breast cancer-induced immunosuppression.
- Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments.
- Collects, compiles and analyzes data
- Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
- Documents results of experiments.
- Selects, evaluates and applies techniques used in routine research.
- Seek external funding via grants applications/submissions.
- Engage in teaching graduate or medical students
- Involve in departmental committee duties
- Train and supervises less experienced research staff such as graduate students and postdocs.
- **Prior experiences in tissue culture and basic molecular biology techniques (e.g., PCR, DNA purification, Western blot, ... etc) are required.
- Scientific research on bone metastasis of breast cancer and prostate cancer;
- Collaborate with scientists out of the lab for multidisciplinary study;
- Develop new model and technique to support the cancer-related research in the lab;
- Advise junior scientists and provide guidance on their projects;
- Serving as the animal ambassador to train all the lab members on aseptic surgical procedures
- Cancer research preferred
- Education: Doctoral degree in a biomedical science.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
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