Post Doctoral Fellow -Cancer Biology (Welch lab) – University of Kansas Medical Center, United States

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SOM KC Cancer Biology


Welch Lab

Position Title:

Post Doctoral Fellow -Cancer Biology (Welch lab)

Job Family Group:

Professional Staff

Job Description Summary:

Department of Cancer Biology, KUMC is seeking a highly motivated candidate to work in the laboratory of Dr. Danny Welch as a postdoctoral trainee in the field of cancer metastasis. The Welch’s lab investigates the basic and translational research focus of the laboratory involves discovery of and determination of the mechanisms of action of metastasis-regulatory genes and proteins. The successful candidate is expected to perform research by contributing to the design of experiments, data acquisition, data analysis and interpretation, manuscript preparation, and mentor junior researchers.

Job Description:

Required Qualifications

Education: DVM, MD, DO or PhD, in in biology, biological sciences, life sciences or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Work Experience:

  • Experience in molecular biology, transfection, gene expression, PCR, Q PCR, arrays), biochemistry, immunoblotting, flow cytometry, and/or protein-protein interaction.
  • Experience with animals (especially mice).


  • Exemplary data recording and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrate an interest in cancer research.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Track record of publications.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, verbal, and written communication skills.

Job Duties Outlined:

  • Research Overview: Work with PI/faculty mentor, to design and perform experiments exploring cancer metastasis using cell biological, biochemical, and/or molecular techniques to determine mechanisms of action of metastasis suppressor genes.
  • Interpretation of experimental results and analysis of data, to use in publications, grants and determining next steps in the needed for the research.
  • Perform experiments requiring the flexibility and adaptability to execute a wide range of skills to perform a variety of bench experiments and utilize the labs equipment. This includes but not limited to working with conducting animal model studies to study metastasis.
  • Perform routine animal maintenance, surgery, and model generation.
  • Postdoc Expectations: The Postdoc will be expected to complete research projects under the guidance of the faculty mentor, record and interpret the results of their experiments in an (electronic) laboratory notebook, prepare publication-quality manuscripts (including figures and tables) and publish in peer-reviewed literature.
  • Read literature articles, develop new ideas, and assimilate the information into his/her project design/interpretation.
  • Dissemination of studies: Interact on a regular basis with their faculty mentor and members of the laboratory to discuss experimental design and interpretation of results.
  • Present research aims and findings at department seminars and at scientific meetings. Write and publish their results as first author in abstracts, manuscripts, and posters.
  • Submit fellowship applications, as eligible, to bolster research funding and CV building for projects.
  • Interact with KU Cancer Center donors and local cancer affiliates.
  • Compliance: Attend and maintain compliance on all orientation and training sessions designated by the University and the Cancer Biology Department, understand and follow IACUC and biosafety protocols, and attend departmental seminars and regular lab meetings.
  • Perform other duties assigned by PI and faculty mentor.

Required Documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

Coverage begins on day one for health, dental, and vision insurance and includes health expense accounts with generous employer contributions if the employee participates in a qualifying health plan. Employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and various additional voluntary insurance plans are available. Paid time off, including vacation and sick, begins accruing upon hire, plus ten paid holidays. One paid discretionary day is available after six months of employment, and paid time off for bereavement, jury duty, military service, and parental leave is available after 12 months of employment. A retirement program with a generous employer contribution and additional voluntary retirement programs (457 or 403b) are available.



Employee Type:


Time Type:

Full time

Rate Type:


Compensation Statement:

The pay range listed for this position is determined by our compensation program using market data and salary benchmarking. A combination of factors is considered in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, education, experience and training, qualifications relative to the requirements of the position, and funding. At the University of Kansas Medical Center, a reasonable estimate for the starting pay range will be the minimum to midpoint of the posted range, taking into account the combination of factors listed above.

Pay Range:

$47,476.00 – $80,000.00







Caractéristiques de l'emploi

Catégorie emploiPostdoctoral, Sciences Biologiques

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