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Special Information A single combined PDF file including detailed CV, statement of research interests, and names and contact information for three references must be uploaded with the application. Job Description The Cancer Biochemistry and Immunology labs in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff are looking for two talented postdoctoral fellows to join the research teams of Dr. Archana Varadaraj and Dr. Narendiran Rajasekaran respectively. Each position requires a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a keen interest and prior experience in the fields of Cancer biochemistry (Position 1) and Immunology (Position 2). Position 1: Supervised by Dr. Varadaraj is an NIH funded position for 3 years and aims to investigate hypoxia-mediated phenotype switching of cancer cells. The project will explore signaling and molecular pathways that initiate and mediate cellular transformation in\u00a0in vitrocell culture models using a combination of biochemical techniques including immunoprecipitation, immunoblotting, protein interaction studies, post-translational protein modification and microscopy. Position 2: Supervised by Dr. Rajasekaran is an NIH funded position for 3 years. The project investigates the effect of of oncolytic viruses on NK cell mediated anti-tumor cytoxicity. The objective of the current research is to understand the effect of oncolytic virus therapy on NK cell mediated immunity. A strong immunology background is required Participate in complex research work and independently review and evaluate data. Maintains detailed records of experiments and outcomes. Analyzes data and writes research progress reports including summarizing test results and assists in the preparation and writing of papers for publication. Coordinates and\/or conducts library and computer searches for research, to meet the needs of the project and improves tests that are unsatisfactory. Assists in the complex design and implementation of statistical techniques for scientific research data collection and analysis. Assists in judging the validity of data obtained from experimental procedures and recommends additional tests and\/or modifications. Report progress on the project to the PI directly. Perform general lab maintenance as needed for the execution of their project. Maintain a mouse colony, plans breeding strategies and performs necropsies and surgical procedures on research animals. Assists in the development of written operating procedures and performs quality control checks to ensure procedures are followed. Work with health and safety department to ensure lab complies with regulations and all required trainings. Participate in multidisciplinary teams across different faculties or schools. Manuscript writing and presentation of data at lab meetings and at conferences. Minimum Qualifications PhD in Cell Biology or Immunology or Cancer Biochemistry. A record of publishing research in top-tiered journals. Preferred Qualifications Position 1: Supervised by Dr. Varadaraj : Experience with combination of biochemical techniques including immunoprecipitation, immunoblotting, protein interaction studies, post-translational protein modification and microscopy. Position 2: Supervised by Dr. Rajasekaran: Background in cancer immunology would be prefferred along with experience working with NK cells and experience with flow cytometry (analysis and\/or cell sorting), mice handling, primary cell isolation, molecular biology and cell culture. Knowledge Skills and Abilities Experience with using Adobe Photoshop, MS Office, ImageJ, Endnote and statistical analyses. \u2022 Knowledge of the principles and techniques in Cell culture\/Immunology. Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analysis and skill in their application. Ability to effectively communicate. Skill in analyzing and evaluating data. Skill in report writing. Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds Background Information Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report. The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school\u2019s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year\u2019s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing. The report may be viewed at\/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website at: http:\/\/\/police. A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus. Salary Commensurate with experience. **The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with NIH Funding Guidelines with funding approval until June 2020. FLSA Status This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked. Benefits Post-Doctoral Scholars are hired on a contract basis, renewable each fiscal year for a maximum of 4 renewals (5 years) according to terms of the Conditions of Post-Doctoral Service, which may be found on the Internet at http:\/\/\/rrc\/Policy Manual\/6-310-Conditions of Postdoctoral Scholar Service.pdf NAU offers an excellent benefit package to Post-Doctoral Scholars including generous health, dental and vision insurance; 10 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Participation in NAU retirement plans is not available to Post-Doctoral Scholars. More information on benefits at NAU is available at https:\/\/\/Human-Resources\/Benefits\/Eligibility-Enrollment\/ Learning and Development Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days (http:\/\/\/Human-Resources\/Employee-Resources\/Training\/Required\/). If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years. In addition to the development classes offered in-person, every NAU employee receives a free subscription to From this site you can access more than 1,400 training videos on a broad range of subjects, including business skills, photography, music and video, home computing, and web design and development. Application Deadline Open until further notice. How to Apply To apply for this position, please click on the \Apply\ button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the \Submit\ button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at http:\/\/\/human-resources\/ or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312\/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011. Equal Employment Opportunity Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity\/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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