Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Oncogenesis and Therapeutics
- University of Kentucky
- Location: Lexington, KY
- Job Number: 7110719
- Posting Date: Sep 15, 2022
Job DescriptionA postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky. The group investigates underlying mechanisms that control colorectal cancer progression and metastasis as well as therapeutic resistance in the levels of both gene transcription and protein translation. We particularly focus on elucidating the mechanistic basis of redundancy and crosstalk among oncoprotein-activated signaling pathways in tumor growth and metastatic progression, characterizing gene/protein functions, and identifying the potential targets and pathways for development of new anticancer drugs and therapeutics. Examples of recent publications from our lab include: Wang et al. Nat Commun 8:2207 (2017); Huang et al. Nat Commun 10:3708 (2019); Ye et al. Cell Chem Biol 26:366-377 (2019); and Guo et al. Nat Commun 11:3243 (2020). For more information, visit https://medicine.uky.edu/departments/pharmns/users/sqi223
Interested candidates with a PhD degree in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Molecular Pharmacology, Biochemistry, or related discipline are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have strong background and research experiences in cell/molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or pharmacology with some of the following techniques: cloning and manipulating genes, culturing mammalian cells, ChIP assay, protein and RNA immunoprecipitation, immunoblotting, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemical analyses. In addition, the qualified candidates are expected to be highly self-motivated with critical thinking ability; have excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to details; be capable of conceptualizing, designing experiments and conducting studies independently as well as cooperatively with other lab members as a team; and have the capability to write manuscripts for quality publications.
A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate. Interested applicants should submit a complete CV and a cover letter of interest describing your research training/experience and provide names/contact information for three references to Dr. Qing-Bai She ([email protected]).