Researcher 3

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center - Columbus, OH 43210 (The Ohio State University area)
$62,700 - $83,600 a yearFull-time

The Researcher 3 will design and manage complex scientific investigations in the laboratory of Deliang Guo, Ph.D., Director of the Center of Cancer Metabolism within the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Ohio State University.

Research Focus:

The Guo laboratory focuses on cancer metabolism, signal transduction, autophagy, and miRNA across multiple cancer types, including brain tumors, lung cancer, liver cancer, sarcoma, pancreatic cancer, etc.

For additional details on Dr. Guo’s research: For additional details about the Center for Cancer Metabolism

The long-term goal of this research is to understand the underlying molecular mechanisms of how oncogenic signaling regulates metabolism reprogramming to promote tumor growth and to identify the key molecular targets to treat malignancies. His lab is dedicated to translational research, assessing molecular alterations in cancer patient tissues thus obtaining insights from patient care.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Design and manage complex scientific investigations of tumor metabolism and oncogenic signaling pathways with the goal of developing novel therapies for cancer treatment

  • Collaborate with Principal Investigator (PI) to develop, manage and implement research projects across a variety of fields from microbiology to gene expression to metagenomics to transcriptomics

  • Extract, analyze, and evaluate experimental data

  • Develop and establish research controls and standards, including animal models (mouse)

  • Plan and write manuscripts, articles, abstracts, and research reports for publication in scientific journals

  • Investigate potential sources of funding and make recommendations to PI

  • Negotiate and oversee equipment service contracts and repairs

  • Provide training of research staff in executing new research methods

Minimum Education Required:

  • Doctoral Degree in biology, biological sciences, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience required

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in biological/health science research capacity required

  • Experience in a progressively responsible administrative capacity preferred

  • Extensive experience planning & developing projects preferred

  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry, cancer biology, and animal models (mice) preferred

  • Requires successful completion of a background check

  • The selected candidate may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen

The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. The Ohio State University is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive public universities and a top employer in Ohio.

  • As one of only 50 designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute is dedicated to the creation of knowledge in laboratory, clinical and population-based cancer research. We apply those discoveries to develop more effective approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and therapies – providing tomorrow’s standard of care today. A Cancer-Free World Begins Here.

  • The OSUCCC – James is the only cancer program in the United States that features a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center aligned with a nationally ranked academic medical center and a freestanding cancer hospital on the campus of one of the nation’s largest public universities. is the only cancer program in the United States that features a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center aligned with a nationally ranked academic medical center and a freestanding cancer hospital on the campus of one of the nation’s largest public universities.

As an Ohio State employee, you will also have access to many benefits such as

  • Retirement Package choice of OPERS or Alternative Retirement Plan

  • Competitive Vacation and Sick Leave Program

  • 11 Paid Holidays per year

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Opportunity to purchase season tickets to OSU sporting events

  • Additional discounted rates on things such as select cell phone plans, pet care, food, dining, etc.

The Targeted Hiring Range: $62,700 to $83,600

By the start of employment, all newly hired employees must receive at least the first dose of a two-dose series or a single dose of a one-dose series COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals who choose a two-dose series vaccination must receive the second dose within 45 days of their start date. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hire.

Candidates may request a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement. Campus employees may also request an exemption for personal reasons. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine or OSUP Employees are not eligible for personal exemptions. All exemptions are subject to Ohio State’s approval and subject to change, including revocation, due to legal and regulatory requirements.

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