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Postdoctoral Fellow - Gene Expression Laboratory, Dr. Geoffrey Wahl

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Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Location
La Jolla, CA

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Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The research focuses on important problems related to cancer initiation, detection, progression, metastasis and treatment. These projects are based on our recent observations concerning cell state plasticity that arises during cancer progression. Specifically, we are using a single cell RNA sequencing, epigenetic profiling, and developing novel in vivo and in vitro strategies involving mouse models and organoid cultures to determine how cancer cells undergo developmental reprogramming to generate intra-tumoral heterogeneity and metastasis. We use computational methods based on mouse cancer models and human databases. Our work has focused significantly on breast cancer, but new studies have taken us into exciting directions involving cell state reprogramming involving acinar-ductal metaplasia in the genesis of pancreas cancer. Our long-term goals are to devise novel strategies to intercept cells undergoing reprogramming to reduce the probability that drug resistant or metastatic clones will arise or spread.

Recent publications include: 
Chung et al, 2019, Cell Reports: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31597106 
Giraddi et al, 2018, Cell Reports: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30089273 
Dravis et al, 2018, Cancer Cell: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30174241 
Wahl and Spike, 2017, NPJ Breast Cancer: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28649654 
Dravis et al, 2015, Cell Reports: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26365194

Position Description: 
THREE Funded post-doctoral positions are immediately available for individuals with a good grounding in molecular and/or developmental biology, methods such as CRISPR mediated genome editing, RNA-sequencing and epigenetics. Ideal candidates should be intellectually curious, productive, and enjoy working in a committed team effort to make these important projects succeed. The projects are well under way due to the efforts of a dedicated group of post-docs, technicians and undergrads.

Education: 
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, computational biology, or related fields; M.D./PhD highly encouraged to apply

Experience: 
Experience with computational biology, and/or developmental biology, epigenetics, molecular and embryologic techniques such as immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, RNA-sequencing, single cell methods for transcriptional analysis, ATAC-seq, PCR, and mouse genetic manipulations are highly desired.

Application Instructions: 
Applicants should submit a current CV, names of three references, and an indication of the experimental direction they would like to pursue based on their reading of our recent papers. Send applications to:

Contact Information:
Geoffrey M. Wahl, Ph.D
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Gene Expression Laboratory
10010 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
Fax: (858) 457-2762
Email: [email protected]
https://wahl.salk.edu/

 

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Working at Salk Institute for Biological Studies

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world's preeminent basic research institutions, where internationally renowned faculty probe fundamental life science questions in a unique, collaborative, and creative environment. Focused on both discovery and mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines.

Faculty achievements have been recognized with numerous honors, including Nobel Prizes and memberships in the National Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1960 by polio vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, M.D., the Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark.

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The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is committed to providing equal access to opportunities for students, employees, applicants for employment and other persons.

Our policies prohibit harassment or unlawful discrimination against individuals on the basis of sex, gender, marital or parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions/disabilities related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation age, ancestry, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), family and/or medical care leave status, disability (mental or physical), registered domestic partner status, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status (disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era, other covered veteran status), national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license), race, religion or any other classification protected by local, state or federal laws.

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