Postdoctoral Research Associate - Johnson Lab (Job ID #156993)
Postdoc Res Assoc
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy is recruiting for a
post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacy Practice with Dr. Jeremy
Johnson's laboratory supported by an NCI MERIT award.
Our laboratory focuses on the translational development of promising
investigational agents. Preclinical studies will focus on evaluating
isoprenylated xanthones for the disruption of androgen receptor (AR)
functionality for prostate cancer. More specifically, we are interested in
promoting degradation of the androgen receptor by small molecules. Our lab
environment focuses on a team based model with active collaboration between
scientists/fellows in our research group supporting pre-clinical and clinical
based projects. Research in our group is supported by NCI (R37, R01,
PREVENT), NIH-NICHD, USDA and foundations.
The College of Pharmacy at UIC, with campuses in Chicago and Rockford, is the
#1 college of pharmacy in the state of Illinois and the #7 college in the US
by US News & World Report. More information about the College and Department
of Pharmacy Practice can be found at https: // pharmacy.uic.edu and
https: // dpp.pharmacy.uic.edu
Support pre-clinical and clinical studies in oncology/hematology.
Support processing and analysis of patient derived samples to establish
molecular phenotypes to support ongoing clinical trials.
Conduct animal experiments for this project that include pharmacokinetic
evaluation, athymic nude xenografts, and TRAMP mice.
Clinical studies in the UI Cancer Center include evaluating patient
derived samples (e.g. plasma, skin, core biopsy) for analysis by qPCR,
Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of research principles,
concepts, practices and methods.
PhD with training consistent with analytical chemistry, molecular biology,
biomedical sciences or a related discipline.
A minimum of 1-2 years research experience in pharmacokinetic assay
Molecular biology experience with cloning and modifying proteins of
interest will be preferred.
Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate experience with
prostate cancer cell culture (i.e. LNCaP, 22Rv1, VCaP), immunoblot,
immunoprecipitation, immunofluorescence microscopy.
Displayed proficiency in lab research techniques required.
The successful candidate will have experience in a laboratory dedicated to
translational research in Multiple Myeloma and cellular therapy and is
currently funded for projects in the area of multiple myeloma and
Attention to detail is essential to support written documentation, present
findings, and project report submissions.
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position
is filled. Applications may only be submitted via the university's online
application system. Please click the " Apply for position " button below.
Please include the following in your application:
1) A short cover letter including a brief statement of research experience
(i.e. 1 page),
2) A current CV and
3) Contact information for three references.
For fullest consideration, submit complete application materials by January
31, 2022. Applications must include all the following: letter of intent and
curriculum vitae. Names and contact information of three references must be
entered directly into the online application.