PostDoctoral Fellow

Dignity Health Phoenix, AZ

Located in the heart of Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph's is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Norton Thoracic Institute, a campus of Creighton University's Medical School and the first Level I Trauma Center in Arizona verified by the American College of Surgeons. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. For more information please visit our website at


The Ivy Brain Tumor Center is currently recruiting a highly-motivated Postdoctoral Fellow, preferably a recent graduate (Ph.D., M.D.) to join our translational neurosciences team and focus on cutting-edge pharmacodynamic- and pharmacokinetic-driven clinical trials at the Barrow Neurological Institute.

Only candidates with a strong background in Cancer Molecular Biology and/or Pharmacology will be considered. Detailed knowledge of CNS signal transduction pathways as they relate to CNS tumors, as well as experience conducting pre-clinical and/or clinical drug treament studies for neurological disease are preferred

Expectations:- Candidate is expected to critically think, design, perform clinical studies, experiments and interpret data independently (this is a MUST).- Applicants should have strong communication skills in a team based environment.- Able to assist in writing grants and manuscripts, and present at scientific conferences.- We are looking for a candidate who enjoys science, is persistent, someone who loves to be part of a team and deeply cares about their job.



Laboratory or clinical research at the post-baccalaureate level with an interest in a faculty member's line of study

Laboratory or clinical technical and/or interpersonal skills as appropriate

Familiar with basic computer, mathematical, scientific, reasoning, and oral and written communication skills as appropriate

Ph.D., post-baccalaureate M.D. or D.Sc. degree or equivalent in a relevant field of endeavor


Experience writing research reports concerning own work and familiarity with a biomedical discipline

Technical and/or conceptual expertise in a relevant field