Providence Health & Services Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Translational Molecular Medicine in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling Postdoctoral Research Fellows to Providence John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA for both Post Doc and Senior Post Doc career opportunities.

In this position you will:

  • Develop translational research primarily related to epigenomics and applied to solid tumor cancer research under the general supervision of the Director of Molecular Oncology.

  • Assist postdoctoral fellows and organization of the department programs.

  • Develop approaches related to epigenomic and genomic research.

  • Position focuses on Liquid Biopsy and Circulating DNA

  • Using Microbiology skills in a lab environment.

  • Focus on Immunology, Liquid Biopsy, Sequencing, Bioinformatics, or Next Gen. Sequencing in Illumina.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Doctoral degree, PhD or MD in the field of Oncology or molecular biology.

  • One or more years postdoctoral work experience in cancer research pertinent to scientific translational epigenomics / genomics research studies

  • Publication in human cancer research

  • Strong background in molecular biology preferably related to epigenomics and genomics such as funtional mutation analysis.

  • Excellent understanding of cancer staging and disease outcomes analysis, and correlative translational studies.

  • Experience in performing silico data mining and sequence analysis interpretation.

  • Leadership capability to help guide others working in the same area.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Translational Research experience in a post doctoral capacity

  • Experience with Circulating DNA and Liquid Biopsy

  • Ability to work in a laboratory with no patient interaction.

About the hospital you will serve:

The John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center is a cancer research institute dedicated to the understanding and curing of cancer in order to eliminate patient suffering worldwide. The Institute's mission is accomplished by conducting innovative research focused on biological mechanisms to provide new understandings of the cause, diagnosis, control, and cure of cancer; training the next generation of surgical scientists who study and treat cancer; and researching unique experimental treatment services to rapidly develop and test new forms of diagnosis and therapy in order to improve the quality of life and expected survival of those afflicted with cancer.

This posting is not for a specific job vacancy but is to serve to establish interested candidates for current and future opportunities.

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Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Research

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 201847