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XDx Fellowship in Molecular Diagnostics

About XDx:

XDx is a biotechnology company located in South San Francisco that focuses on the development of molecular diagnostic strategies in the clinical arena of solid organ transplantation. By employing transcriptional analysis of circulating immune cells, XDx strives to define unique changes in gene expression which are induced as part of immunological responses to allogeneic transplantation. Research collaborations with investigators at leading university medical centers have enabled XDx to create novel approaches to the diagnosis of organ rejection and the enhancement of patient care. AlloMapTM molecular expression testing is the initial offering by XDx, which targets the clinical management of heart transplant patients.

Responsibilities:

The Fellowship consists of a year-long supervised program in the Clinical Development group at XDx with the objective of developing strong research skills in the area of molecular diagnostics. An exceptional background in clinical medicine and molecular biology will be essential for the Fellow to integrate research exposures to patient-based investigations and gene expression profiling. As part of the Clinical Development team, the individual will participate in collaborative academic research networks, which will require interactions with university investigators, supervision of clinical specimen collection, and patient data acquisition. The Fellow will also work closely with basic scientists and bioinformatics experts at XDx to assist in the design and analysis of transcriptional profiling experiments.

Opportunities:

  • Develop expertise in the cutting-edge biotechnology field of molecular diagnostics.
  • Engage international academic experts in patient management and clinical research in the subspecialty area of solid organ transplantation.
  • Participate as a member of a team of physician-scientists in the design and execution of research study protocols.
  • Develop unique skills in bioinformatics to analyze and interpret expression data from gene microarray and PCR experiments.
  • Enhance scientific writing and oral presentation skills by participating in the preparation of abstracts and manuscripts for publication and lectures at scientific meetings.
  • Travel to clinical research sites and scientific symposiums.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate for M.D. degree (MS III or IV) at UCSF or Stanford with B.A. or B.S. in biomedical sciences.
  • Prior experience in basic science or clinical/translational research strongly preferred.
  • Interpersonal skills for professional interactions with physicians and researchers.
  • Excellent quantitative analytical background.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with computers and database management proficiency.
  • Motivation, enthusiasm and creativity necessary for innovative problem-solving.

Stipend:

XDx will provide a one-year $25,000 research fellowship including health care benefits. One fellowship will be available beginning January 1, 2006.

Email, fax or mail resume to:

XDx, Inc.
750 Gateway Blvd., Suite H
South San Francisco, CA 94080
hr@xdx.com
Fax: (650) 624-0125

For additional information, please visit our website at: www.xdx.com

XDx Fellowship in Molecular Diagnostics. The Fellowship consists of a year-long supervised program in the Clinical Development group at XDx with the objective of developing strong research skills in the area of molecular diagnostics. XDx will provide a one-year $25,000 research fellowship including health care benefits. One fellowship will be available beginning January 2007.

Updated: October 16, 2007
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