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Post Doc Fellow, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Scaglioni Laboratory

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Job Overview

The College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology, is recruiting for a full-time, postdoctoral fellow, to assist in the Scaglioni Laboratory. The incumbent will conduct research and/or analyze research data and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of the University of Cincinnati. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee.

Essential Functions

  • Conducts research studies in on the mechanisms required for lung cancer initiation and maintenance focusing on the relationship between mutant KRAS and other cancer associated mutations and lipid metabolism, ferroptosis, identification of novel targets for therapy and mechanisms mediating drug resistance. Research will be conducted with cellular, mouse models, genetic screens and lipidomics techniques.
  • Makes independent contributions to projects and studies based on professional training or functional experience.
  • Solves problems using combined research knowledge.
  • Independently works on whole projects/problems.
  • Decides how to solve problem and relies on own resources to resolve it.
  • Contributes effectively to the collective team effort.
  • Analyzes research results.
  • Organizes data search and analysis procedures.
  • Assists in establishing test controls, criteria and research standards.
  • Assists in the design of complex data processing systems to analyze research data.
  • Accomplishes assigned results for project/studies, or for significant aspects of larger, complex assignments.
  • Serves as a seasoned level researcher.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Doctoral Degree in the appropriate field or discipline, or the recognized terminal degree, or the equivalent foreign equivalent.

Required Experience

  • In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
  • May require experience with specialized software programs. 

Additional Qualifications Considered


  • Entry level professional that demonstrates understanding of research fundamentals (e.g. testing and evaluating procedures, data validation and interpretation) and knows fundamental concepts of particular field or research Demonstrates increased professional capabilities; demonstrates continual success in performing increasingly more complex projects and studies that require seasoned/technical skills; demonstrates ability to improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques.
  • Ability to independently evaluate and select techniques, procedures and criteria; uses professional judgment assist with the management of projects/studies or resolve problems.

Communication Skills:

  • Desired candidate would be able to assist in the preparation of research papers, grants, and other documents for publication; advise staff on methods and procedures; explain technical information; present coherently and logically at journal clubs and scientific meetings.
  • Capability to interface well with other professionals and technicians on projects/studies.
  • Ability to perform a broad range of work with minimal supervision; entails involvement in a number of research projects/studies; understands interdependency of deadlines on multiple projects and acts to preserve integrity of others’ deadlines and overall project/study progress and success.
  • Willingness to receive technical guidance on more complex research issues; report progress to supervisor according to project plans, or based on employee’s discretion.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 80821 


Post Doc Fellow, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Scaglioni Laboratory

Date:  May 8, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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