As stipulated in the Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences Non-Faculty Manual, we hereby invite applications for one full-time NIH NCI-funded position for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Pedro Santiago, in the Biochemistry Department at Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The selected applicant will form part of a research team investigating the molecular etiology of lung cancer among Puerto Ricans, using genetics and cellular and molecular tools.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biomedical Sciences, or a closely related field. Strong expertise in general cellular and molecular biology and cell culture techniques is mandatory. Also mandatory are computer literacy and proficiency in applications such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point, and to be fully bilingual, highly organized and motivated, and with excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a people and team work-oriented mentality. Proficiency in protein biochemistry, protein-protein interactions, RNAi, protein phosphorylation analysis, bioinformatics and molecular imaging are desired. The successful candidate is also expected to work closely with graduate students, and to train and supervise undergraduate students under the direction of the principal investigator.
The position is immediately available and the salary, which depends on the candidate´s qualifications, can be guaranteed for up to three years depending on satisfactory performance of the chosen candidate. Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest describing their competencies for this position, and a curriculum vitae including contact information for at least three (3) references. Applications must be sent via e-mail to Dr. Pedro Santiago (firstname.lastname@example.org), Biochemistry Department, Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For more information, please call Dr. Pedro Santiago at 787-840-2575, ext. 2208.