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Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Epidemiology - Belinsky Lab

at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

Posted: 10/14/2019
Job Reference #: 1055

Job Description

  • Job ID2019-1055
    Scientific Research
    Location : Location
    Lovelace Biomedical (LBERI)
  • Overview

    Joining the laboratory of Dr. Steven Belinsky, Ph.D., the successful candidate will participate in a NIH funded grant to evaluate three high throughput DNA repair capacity assays for predicting lung cancer risk in smokers and never-smokers and COPD in smokers through the exposure of their lymphocytes to total particulate matter from mainstream and side stream cigarette smoke, wood smoke, electronic cigarette aerosol, and hydrogen peroxide (mimic for radon).

    The ability of lymphocyte to serve as a surrogate in prediction will be ascertained through comparative studies with matched primary bronchial epithelial cells. These studies will begin to elucidate how gene-environment interactions through inter-individual differences in repair capacity contribute to the risk of lung diseases.

    The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct independent research, remain abreast of developments in the field of lung cancer biology and epidemiology and develop novel research methods as needed. Will also work directly with research teams in the Institute as well as with outside collaborators, develop proposals for research funding, present and publish research data, analyze and interpret a variety of data, and perform all other related research duties as required or assigned.


    This position requires a Ph.D. in epidemiology or a directly related field, and a proven record of peer-reviewed publications including demonstrated first-authorship success in epidemiology, or related, research.

    Must have documented training in statistics and bioinformatics, didactic and some laboratory experience in cell biology, and demonstrated technical expertise with respect to sterile cell culture, and cell-based assays.

    The successful candidate will have demonstrated effectiveness and experience working as part of a large research team, as well as success performing independent research projects of varying scope. This position requires superior professional-level verbal and written communication skills which are required to effectively perform in the role, as well as excellent judgment, and problem-solving and decision-making skills.


    Salary is commensurate with experience.

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