Scientist II - Tumor Organoids

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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 10/15/2016

Tempus Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


About Tempus:

With the advent of genomic sequencing, we can finally decode and process our genetic makeup. We now have more data than ever before but providers don't have the infrastructure or expertise to make sense of said data. Here at Tempus, we believe the greatest promise for the detection and treatment of cancer lies in the deep understanding of molecular activity for disease initiation, progression, and efficacious treatment based on the discovery of unique biomarkers. We're on a mission to connect an entire ecosystem to redefine how genomic data is used in clinical settings.

About This Role:

We are seeking a highly motivated and capable cancer scientist with extensive experience and interest in translational cancer research specific to the development of three dimensional (3D) patient derived organoid models. Organoids are self-assembling, self-patterning, 3D, in vitro structures that drive their own morphogenesis to develop complex multi-cellular interactions that recapitulate aspects of the tumors they represent.

This research will be focused on 1) establishing and optimizing a robust, reproducible, scalable 3D organoid production platform across various types of human tumors 2) demonstrating the utility of 3D tumor organoids for drug screening and comparing results to those achieved by conventional in-vivo models 3) operationalizing the 3D organoid production platform for use in high throughput drug screening 4) investigating the potential for growing 3D tumor organoids within microfluidic chips (lab-on-a-chip).

This position offers a unique opportunity to drive cutting-edge research and to impact patient care in the near term.

Top candidates will have experience translating research findings into clinically relevant and actionable information.