Canary Center at Stanford
for Cancer Early Detection  

Positions Available


Faculty Member

We are pleased to announce that the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection and the Stanford Cancer Institute are recruiting a faculty member at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. Faculty may have an additional appointment in a basic science or medicine department depending upon their specialty.

We seek applicants committed to developing a cancer biology-focused research program with potential impact in areas such as early cancer detection and diagnosis, tumor initiation / development / progression, and/or understanding cancer subtypes. We are particularly interested in applicants who have multidisciplinary experience that can inform the development of new cancer diagnosis and detection approaches. Applicants with tumor biology and/or genomics experience are particularly encouraged to apply. Expertise synergistic with existing faculty is critical. The qualified candidate should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree(s) with experience in a relevant field.

Candidates must have interest in leading an independent research program and participating in our center-wide efforts to translate novel technologies or methodologies into clinical practice and have the desire to collaborate with investigators in Stanford’s multi-disciplinary cancer research effort, which includes faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities & Sciences, and external investigators. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated breadth of preparation, as exemplified by significant clinical and/or research experience resulting in high impact publications in cancer research, engineering, and/or medicine, success with obtaining grant funding (e.g., NIH award(s)), and expertise in multi-disciplinary research. We are looking for motivated individuals who are committed to excellence in research, teaching, and mentoring of students in multi-disciplinary cancer research. In particular, successful candidates will demonstrate interest in the development of ideas, biology, techniques, or platforms for cancer biology research.

Appointments will be in the University Tenure Line, Non-Tenure Line (Research) or Medical Center Line. The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching. The major criterion for appointment for faculty in the Non-Tenure Line (Research) is evidence of high-level performance as a researcher for whose special knowledge a programmatic need exists. The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the Medical Center Line shall be excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill. Faculty rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae summarizing their educational and professional background, along with a current list of published work, clinical trials they have led or contributed to if applicable, and a brief statement (4-5 pages) describing the candidate’s research and teaching activities and interests and how they relate to the position described above with specific emphasis on cancer early detection.

Interested candidates can submit their applications online.

Review of applications will begin by October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


Postdoctoral Position with Experience in Protein Chemistry / Cancer Cell Biology

Environment
The Canary Center at Stanford is a newly opened world-class facility dedicated to cancer early detection research programs. The mission of the center is to foster research leading to the development of blood tests and molecular imaging approaches to detect and localize early cancers.  The Multi-scale Diagnostics Laboratory, within the Canary Center, hypothesizes that accurate methods for simulating cancer’s multi-scale properties may lead to dramatic advances in the discovery and application of approaches to personalize cancer care.

Job Description
We are looking for a highly-qualified, and creative postdoctoral fellow with an active interest in the cancer biology, particularly as related to tumor heterogeneity and microenvironment.  The ideal candidate will be an energetic scientist with excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidate will have a biochemistry, cancer cell biology, structural biology or protein chemistry background.   

The successful applicant will work in a laboratory focused on the development of quantitative proteomics methods towards interrogating whole-proteome protein dynamics specifically, their translation and degradation rates and how they are impacted by tumor microenvironment.

Requirements
Necessary skills include a recent PhD or current postdoctoral position in cancer biology, protein chemistry, quantitative proteomics or systems biology with two or more publications in peer-reviewed journals.

The qualified candidate will be primarily responsible for in vitro (mammalian cell culture) studies and functional validation of observations. Analysis of patient and mouse-model samples may also be important for validation studies. Candidate will be responsible for characterization of molecular mechanisms of fundamental cellular processes.

Familiarity with systems biology or high throughput biologic analysis is preferred, but not essential. The successful new hire will be highly self-motivated and creative. It is imperative that the candidate be comfortable interacting with scientists whose backgrounds are extremely diverse to work effectively in our multi-disciplinary team. Key factors in the success of this job include: high levels of attentiveness, ability to collaborate closely with others and willingness to learn.

Salary will be based on University guidelines for postdoctoral fellows, and will be commensurate with experience. Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Interested applicants please submit CV, brief statement of interest and career goals, contact information and three references to the e-mail address below:

jobs@mallicklab.org

Postdoctoral Position with Experience in Computational Systems Biology

Environment
The Canary Center at Stanford is a newly opened world-class facility dedicated to cancer early detection research programs. The mission of the center is to foster research leading to the development of blood tests and molecular imaging approaches to detect and localize early cancers. The Multi-scale Diagnostics Laboratory, within the Canary Center, hypothesizes that accurate methods for simulating cancer’s multi-scale properties may lead to dramatic advances in the discovery and application of approaches to personalize cancer care.

Job Description
We are looking for a highly-qualified, and creative postdoctoral fellow with an active interest in computational systems biology. The ideal candidate will be an energetic scientist/engineer with excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidate will have either a physical sciences or biological background, but must be comfortable interacting with scientists whose backgrounds are extremely diverse.

The successful applicant will work in a laboratory focused on the development of quantitative multi-scale models of cellular regulation. We currently expect that modeling will integrate a formal description of protein production and degradation towards uncovering a compact representation of cell state and an associated state-transition function.

Requirements
Necessary skills include a recent PhD or current postdoctoral position in quantitative sciences (physics, or applied mathematics), engineering (electrical engineering, computer science, industrial engineering), bioinformatics, cancer biology, cell biology and two or more publications in peer-reviewed journals or well-regarded conference proceedings.

Familiarity with systems biology and high throughput biologic analysis is preferred, but not essential. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with mining of large datasets, mathematical modeling and signal processing. The successful new hire will be highly self-motivated and creative and able to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team. Experience in numerical analysis/programming (e.g. C++, R, MATLAB, Mathematic, etc.) is expected and a code-sample will be required. A successful applicant will possess abilities and expertise to integrate across large multi-omics datasets characterizing cell communities responses to environmental changes. In addition to the integration component, we expect this individual to assume responsibilities for empirical and/or de novo modeling to better understand connections among the “–omic” datasets.

Key factors in the success of this job include: high levels of attentiveness, ability to collaborate closely with others and willingness to learn.

Salary will be based on University guidelines for postdoctoral fellows, and will be commensurate with experience. Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Interested applicants please submit CV, brief statement of interest and career goals, contact information and three references to the e-mail address below:

jobs@mallicklab.org

 

 

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