Post Doc Fellow, Cancer Biology
- University of Cincinnati
- Location: Cincinnati, OH
- Job Number: 7100177
- Posting Date: May 16, 2022
Job DescriptionPost Doc Fellow, Cancer Biology
Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.
As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients.
A full time Post Doc Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Jun-Lin Guan, PhD in the Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Research in Dr. Guan's laboratory aims to understand the fundamental principles of cell signaling in the regulation of basic cellular functions in normal cell and developmental processes and to determine how the disruption of normal signaling pathways lead to diseases such as cancer. Current studies include the analysis of autophagy and non-canonical functions of multiple autophagy genes in breast cancer and neural stem cells, and mTORC1 signaling in vascular and other tumors and its cross-talk with autophagy. We use a variety of genetically engineered mouse models combined with molecular, cellular and functional genomic approaches as well as CRISPR-based genetic screen, single cell transcriptomics, PROTACs, organoids and optogenetics to gain mechanistic insights of complex signaling networks in vivo.
Candidates with a strong background in cell and molecular biology, cancer research, neuroscience, vascular biology and/or immunology are encouraged to apply. Experience in autophagy, cell signaling, vesicle trafficking, single-cell transcriptional and genomic analysis, stem cells, and mouse models of cancer, neurodegenerative or other diseases are ideal.
• Conduct research experiments in a particular field within the pre-determined research scope and methodology.
• Gather and analyze data and develop new ideas that promote current research.
• Prepare data summaries, reports, manuscripts and presentations of research results.
• Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentation; may assist in grant writing.
• Keep informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance professional expertise.
• Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies, as needed.
• May teach techniques to others, train, and mentor junior research staff.
• Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
• Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members as well.
• Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Doctoral Degree in the appropriate field or discipline.
Additional Qualifications Considered
• Candidates with a strong background in cell and molecular biology, cancer research, neuroscience, vascular biology and/or immunology are encouraged to apply.
• Experience in autophagy, cell signaling, vesicle trafficking, single-cell transcriptional and genomic analysis, stem cells, and mouse models of cancer, neurodegenerative or other diseases are ideal.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
• Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
• Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
• Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
• Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
• Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
• Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
• Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
If interested, please apply at https://bit.ly/3wfw7SC
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.