Post Doctoral Scholar, Cancer Treatment and Research
University of Kentucky
A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Ren Xu within the Markey Cancer Center and Department of Pharmacology & Nutritional Sciences at the University of Kentucky. The NIN/NCI funded projects involve molecular biology, patient-derived and transgenic mouse models, and omics approaches to understand function and regulation of tumor microenvironment in breast cancer metastasis and drug resistance, with the overall long-term goal of identifying novel targets from tumor microenvironment for cancer treatment.
Representative publications from the laboratory can be found in Cancer Research 2012 (PMID: 22350413), Nature Cell Biol 2012 (PMID:22581054), Cancer Research 2015 (PMID: 25744716), ACS Nano 2015(PMID: 26387848), Breast Cancer Res 2018 (PMID: 30285809), Nature Communication 2018 (PMID: 30367042), and PNAS 2020.
Highly motivated candidates with a recent PhD or MD/PhD in biomedical sciences, experience in molecular and cell biology, and strong 1st author publication record are encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates are expected to aggressively pursue their research projects and participate in a number of collaborations. Salary will be at or above published guidelines of the National Institutes of Health, with travel funds available to attend national and international meetings.
To apply, please visit the UK Jobs site here: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/269277 and send a cover letter containing a statement of your research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Applicants may contact Dr. Ren Xu via email: email@example.com with questions.
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.