Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-26
A postdoctoral Research Associate position for Cancer Research is available in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology at University of Virginia School of Medicine. The laboratory of cancer genetics is looking for a motivated postdoctoral candidate who is interested in mechanisms of lung cancer development and progression. The laboratory developed genetically engineered mouse model and precancerous cell-based model and applied functional genetics approach to determine numerous oncogenic mutations found in the patient tumors (Kim et al. Genes Dev 2016; Jia et al. Cancer Discovery 2018). Postdoctoral research will be focused on understanding how these mutations deregulate interactions among tumor cells and between tumor cell and microenvironment, including immune cells, and how mutant cells alter metabolism and adapt to cellular stress during tumor development. The laboratory is fully committed to providing an excellent training opportunity for a postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct innovative research on lung cancer and to developing her/his career towards independent investigator position. For more information on the laboratory research and background, please visit https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1l1CAdrgxew5w/bibliography/46195592/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending
- Must a hold a PhD degree by position start date.
- Must have a strong background in biochemistry and/or molecular and cell biology.
Although additional experience in metabolism and immunology is plus, anyone willing to learn and apply new methods to address challenging problems is welcome.
Interested individuals must submit a research statement that summarizes past experiences/accomplishments, research interest, and career goals, as well as a CV, Cover Letter, and the names and contact information for three references. The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at the time of offer per University Policy. This position is restricted and is contingent upon the continuation of funding.
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0006169. Complete an application online and attach a research statement (as described above), cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). All documents should be uploaded into the same box labeled CV/Resume.
INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0006169. Complete an application online and attach a research statement (as described above), cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). All documents should be uploaded into the same box labeled CV/Resume.
For additional information about this position, please contact Kwon Park, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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