Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

Richmond, VA, United States

Organizational Overview:

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Description of the Job:

Three postdoctoral positions are immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Suyun Huang in the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics and the VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine. The ongoing studies in the laboratory focus on identification and functional validation of molecular determinants of glioblastoma and brain metastasis (from breast cancer). The research is fully funded by National Institutes of Health grants. Please refer to our recent publications for more information (Cancer Cell 2017, Nature Cell Biology 2016, Nature Communications 2016, The Journal of Clinical Investigation 2014, EMBO J. 2016, & Cancer Cell 2011).

Required Qualifications:

Dr. Huang’s laboratory is seeking highly qualified, dedicated individuals with a commitment to research excellence. Candidates must have PhD or MD degrees and with a solid publication record, including first-authored publication(s) in respected journal. The candidate must also have strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills in English.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates are preferred with a PhD degree in biochemistry, molecular biology and molecular genetics and with experience in the areas of protein modification, transcriptional control, protein-protein interaction, epigenetics and animal modeling.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates interested in the position should send a cover letter with a brief summary of research experience and interests, an updated CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Suyun Huang (

Additional Information:

Health and Dental Insurance will be provided for successful candidate.


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Postdoctoral Fellow