Postdoctoral Fellow

Requisition ID
Research-Brain Tumor Barrow
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Facility / Process Level : Name
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center


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Located conveniently in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 571-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services.  Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph's was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. More than 125 years later, St. Joseph's remains dedicated to its mission of caring for the poor and underserved.


We are extremely proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality quaternary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph's includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, Norton Thoracic Institute, Cancer Center at St. Joseph's, Ivy Brain Tumor Center, and St. Joseph's Level I Trauma Center (which is verified by the American College of Surgeons). The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics, neuro-rehabilitation, orthopedics, and other medical services. St. Joseph’s is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day, approximately 20 percent of the hospital’s patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph’s.


U.S News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.  In addition, St. Joseph's boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's, and a strategic alliance with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

St. Joseph's is consistently named an outstanding place to work and one of Arizona's healthiest employers. Come grow your career with one of Arizona's Most Admired Companies.

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The Ivy Brain Tumor Center is a non-conventional, non-profit program offering state-of-the-art clinical trials for patients with the most aggressive form of brain cancer.  It is home to the largest collection of Phase 0 trials for brain tumors in the world.  Our multidisciplinary team of brain tumor specialists and scientists are accelerating drug discovery and precision medicine in neuro-oncology to identify the most promising first-in-class therapies for brain tumor patients.

Job Summary:

The Ivy Brain Tumor Center is currently recruiting a highly motivated and driven Postdoctoral Fellow, preferably a recent graduate (Ph.D., M.D., DVM) to join our in vivo/in vitro modeling team focusing on cutting edge Phase 0/II clinical trials for glioblastoma at the Barrow Neurological Institute. Prior experience in conducting drug treatment studies and knowledge of signal transduction pathways is preferred. 

For more information on the in vivo/in vitro team, please see:  

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conducts in vitro experiments with glioma cells.
  • Assists in the development of preclinical trial plans.
  • Supervision and training of laboratory supporting research staff.
  • Plans, organizes, and monitors daily in vitro project protocols. Collects, prepares, and maintains required research documentation, including pathology reports for each tumor tissue, molecular markers identified by pathology, and any additional genomic aberrations identified.
  • Coordinates with other Ivy Center teams for preclinical projects.
  • Abstract and manuscript preparation and publishing.
  • Assists in preparation of grant proposals and applications.
  • Preparation and delivery of research presentations at internal and local meetings, national and international conferences.








Required Qualifications:

• PhD in Neurosciences/Neuro-oncology/Oncology field is preferred.
• Must have the ability to think critically, conduct independent research studies, analyze and interpret data.
• Good organizational and analytical skills.
• Ability to work independently and cohesively as part of a team.


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