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ID : #10521251# of Positions : 1Minimum Education Level : Doctoral DegreeExperience Required : 5 yearsDuration : Full Time RegularShift : First Shift (Day)Hours per week : 40Job Description
The individual will be a Ph.D.-level scientist with experience in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, or translational research as it relates to cancer and traumatic injury. This individual will possess experience in transcriptional targeting therapy and non-invasive molecular imaging in vivo using small and large animal models. Serving as Director of the Molecular Genetic and Transcriptionally Regulated Imaging Core, the successful candidate will provide training and direction to UNMCC laboratories that wish to leverage phage display, targeted imaging technology for their own projects in a fee for service and/or collaborative basis, with assistance and support. The candidate is expected to collaborate in the development of unique theranostic platforms, implementing novel technologies to identify, validate, and characterize bioactive molecules for translational applications. The incumbent should be committed to training and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, as well as pursuing extramural funding both independently and collaboratively with other faculty members in the basic medical sciences, translational, clinical centers/departments.

The Director will be a recognized leader and authority in this advanced and unique field. The Director will be expected to make authoritative decisions and recommendations that have major impact on extensive scientific research, have a high degree of creativity, foresight and mature judgment in planning, organizing and guiding extensive scientific research programs and activities of outstanding novelty and/or importance.
Minimum Qualifications:
1)PhD in Biomedical sciences.

2)Eligible to work in US.

3)At least 5 years of post-doctoral experience in cancer and imaging fields.
Preferred Qualifications:
1)Proven record of publications in areas pertinent to the regulation of transcription, gene expression, bioactive peptides and cancer metastasis.

2)Experience working with a large, multi-investigator grant team.

3)Experience with animal models a plus.

This position may be subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law.
For complete description and application requirements for posting #0820232, please see the UNM jobs application system at: For best consideration applications should be received by May 31, 2013, however, the position will remain open until filled. Complete applications must include a cover letter, CV and the names of three references.
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The UNM Cancer Center, at the University of New Mexico ( is one of the nation’s 66 premier National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers and the Official Cancer Center of New Mexico. With 85 associated physicians and 127 scientists recruited from leading institutions nationwide and supported by $60 million in annual research funding, the Center has undergone remarkable growth in the past 10 years and is home to the region’s most experienced team of cancer specialists. In 2010, the Center cared for 15,888 patients in more than 175,000 ambulatory clinic visits in a newly constructed state of the art cancer treatment facility. The Center’s statewide cancer clinical trials network accrues 20% of its patients annually to therapeutic clinical trials. The Center has significant capabilities in cancer drug discovery and novel therapeutic delivery, housing one of the nation’s 9 NIH Roadmap-funded Centers for Molecular Discovery and High Throughput Target Screening (, one of 10 NIH-funded Centers for Systems Biology with advanced with imaging capabilities (, and an NCI Nanotechnology Alliance-funded program developing novel nanocarriers for targeted delivery of cancer therapeutics and imaging agents. The Department of Internal Medicine is an expanding and progressive department of 11 divisions. Part of the UNM Health Sciences Center, it houses one of the nation’s NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Centers ( The Division of Hematology/Oncology has 22 physicians and scientists with strong translational research in cancers of the breast, head and neck, lung and aerodigestive tract, gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary tracts, genitourinary tract, and hematologic malignancies.
Type : Direct EmployerAddress : 1 University of New Mexico
MSC 07-4025
Albuquerque, NM 87131Application Information
Online : Apply NowJob Posting Entered On : 5/21/2013