POSTDOCTORAL/Research Associate POSITIONS in Gene Regulation/Breast Cancer
- UC College of Medicine
- Location: Cincinnati, OH
- Job Number: 7060586
- Posting Date: Sep 20, 2019
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPostdoctoral and Research Associate positions supported by a new NIH/NCI R01 grant are available in the Zhang laboratory (http://med.uc.edu/zhanglab) at the Department of Cancer Biology, University of Cincinnati, USA. Located at the state-of-art Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, the Zhang laboratory currently focuses on elucidating molecular mechanisms of gene- and tissue- specific transcriptional cofactors and small RNAs (e.g. miRNA, enhancer RNA) in breast cancer [Mol Cell 19:89-100, PNAS 107: 6765, JBC 286:17746, EMBO J. 30:2405, Cancer Research 72:5625, ACS Nano 11(1):335, Cancer Research 78(2):422, Estrogen Receptor and Breast Cancer --- Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Discovery of ER (1st ed, 2019, Springer Nature)]. We are using a combination of biochemical, molecular, genomic and mouse genetic (conditional knockout, mutant knockin and overexpression) approaches. We are currently also developing RNA-based nano-therapeutics to target these cofactors and small RNAs to overcome therapeutic resistance of human breast cancer.
Interested candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with research experience in biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology. Prior experience with animal studies or small RNAs is a plus. Salary is competitive and based on NIH guidelines with an attractive benefits package that includes free family health insurance, generous retirement contributions, etc. Qualified candidates will also be considered for a placement in the Institutional T32 Training Programs sponsored by the NCI. If interested, please submit a CV and list of contact information for three references to:
Xiaoting Zhang, Ph.D.
Department of Cancer Biology
The Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
3125 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267
Lab Homepage: http://med.uc.edu/zhanglab
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