The Ludwig Princeton Branch at Princeton University seeks a Research Scholar to lead translational research efforts in the area of cancer metabolism. Job responsibilities include:
1. Demonstrating deep scientific knowledge and high degrees of innovation in more than one of the following: metabolomics, immunology, genomics, and cancer biology. 2. Identifying, through a combination of discussions with Branch faculty and independent thinking, translational research projects that augment the Branch's research. 3. Carrying out such studies with a high degree of independence, including engaging physician colleagues at collaborating medical centers and appropriately selected other sites. 4. Serving as the primary Princeton contact for multiple translational studies in parallel. 5. Advancing scientific concepts innovated by the Branch or otherwise by Princeton faculty towards clinical translation. This includes driving forward and managing all aspects of pre-clinical translational research, through a combination of individual effort, motivation, mentorship/leadership of Princeton students and staff scientists, and cost-effective outsourcing of work to contract research organizations: a. target validation b. candidate therapeutic identification c. target engagement d. cellular and in vivo efficacy proof of concept e. safety and toxicology studies f. preparation of clinical trial materials g. ensuring regulatory compliance 6. Achieving substantial success in advancing new metabolic diagnostics, therapeutic diets, or new therapeutic agents into clinical testing and/or out-licensing to pharmaceutical partners, with the ultimate result of providing new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities to cancer patients. 7. Working effectively, smoothly, and amicably with Branch students, staff, and faculty, other members of the Princeton community, scientists and physicians at collaborating institutions, and potential industry partners.
A successful candidate would be expected to have a Ph.D. in cancer biology, metabolism, or a related field, 10+ yr post-PhD experience in relevant translational research, with the most recent position typically at the level of either an academic principal investigator or a director in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company.
To apply online, please visit https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/28643 and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae which includes a list of publications, a brief statement (1-2 pages) of research interests and goals, and contact information for three references.
These positions are subject to the University's background check policy.
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