Post Doc Associate--Division of Neuro-Oncology

Location
Florida
Posted
Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Post Doc Associate

Job Description:

We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral research scholars to join our dynamic translational research team. The Tran lab is interested in understanding the mechanism of cancer development, metastasis and dormancy. To address  these questions, we recently developed a novel genetic mouse model of mesenchymal transformation in various cancer models.

The second major focus of the lab is to determine the role of mesenchymal factors in gliomagenesis and in malignant glioma's treatment resistance.

The third major focus is in translational research to develop novel therapeutics and diagnostics in Cancer Biology and Neuro-Oncology, including novel strategies to target disseminated tumor cells, to induce local disruption of the blood brain barrier to enhance chemotherapy delivery and glioma-specific immune activation, and to therapeutically reprogram cancer cell fate.

We study the mechanism of action of TTFields and its role in immunotherapy and are also developing several technologies including computational platforms and molecular devices for the interrogation of cancer development and therapeutics.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. 

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

M.D. and/or Ph.D.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong background in cell and molecular biology. Prior experience with mouse models, stem cell biology, bioinformatics, computational

biology and/or genomics is highly desirable. Strong written and verbal communications skills are essential. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested, qualified candidates must upload your cover letter, CV and 3 letters of reference.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approval by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://naces.org/.

Health Assessment Required: Yes