The Wistar Institute

Lab-Schug - Post-Doctoral Fellow

The Wistar Institute

Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Wistar Institute, an NCI-designated Cancer Center, has an opening for a Post-Doctoral Fellow position in the laboratory of Dr. Zachary T. Schug. The successful candidate will lead projects aimed to identify the roles of metabolism and cell signaling in tumor-immune interactions and therapy resistance in melanoma. This research will incorporate a wide range of approaches such as metabolomic and lipidomic profiling, chemical tools and both cell and mouse models. In addition, the fellow will closely interface with collaborators who are world-renowned experts in melanoma.

Candidates should have a PhD or be close to obtaining their doctoral degree in molecular & cellular biology, cancer biology, tumor immunology, or chemical biology. Proficiency in conducting mouse tumor studies is also required. The ideal candidate will have strong experimental expertise in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology. S/he should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrate critical thinking and independent problem-solving abilities, and have a strong publication record. Prior research experiences in cancer metabolism, tumor immunology, melanoma, metabolomics and lipidomics are preferred.

Desired skills include: metabolomic and lipidomic profiling, HPLC/Mass spectrometry, metabolic flux analysis, seahorse assays, cell culture, cell based assays, molecular biology techniques, flow cytometry (sorting of immune cell populations), mouse tumor models, drug administration, and statistical analysis.

Recent PhD graduates or candidates who are close to obtaining their doctoral degree are encouraged to apply. We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is able to take on a fast-paced, multidisciplinary project in a highly dynamic and collaborative environment.

In addition to submitting the online application, qualified applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and contact details of three references to Dr. Zachary T. Schug,

The Wistar Institute is located in the University City area of Philadelphia, in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania Campus. Wistar provides resources to its faculty and staff that enable them to conduct cutting edge collaborative research and provides for outstanding intellectual environments and state-of-the-art facilities. Research discoveries conducted at Wistar have led to the development of vaccines; the identification of genes associated with cancers; and the development of many other significant research technologies and tools.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

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