Office for Sponsored Staff and Volunteer Services Unpaid Research Trainee Position Department: Pathology Contact Person: Dr. Christopher French [email protected] Training Goals: The Department of Pathology training program in the French Lab, which focuses on a rare, childhood cancer called NUT midline carcinoma, is designed to train people in clinical research, molecular biology and cancer cell biology techniques, approaches and theory. The trainee will learn about the clinical aspects of NUT midline carcinoma by interacting with patient families and clinicians, and coordinating the entry of data into the NMC Registry (www.NMCRegistry.org). She/he will also learn cell culture, PCR, immunoblotting and gel electrophoresis techniques and DNA cloning. She/he will demonstrate completion by performing each technique at least once on her/his own. Supervisor: The PI, Dr. French, his technician or post-doctoral fellow, will provide direct supervision to the trainee for all of her/his activities. Schedule: The trainee will be asked to participate for 15 – 20 hours a week and this is designed to be a one year training opportunity. Activities: Trainees will have the opportunity to participate in experiments related to the pathogenesis of NUT midline-carcinoma. They will be involved in clinical research coordination, cell culture and maintenance, gel electrophoresis and cloning, immunoblotting and polymerase chemi reaction.