A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available at the Department of Cancer Biology, Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope. We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in studying aging and leukemia. Our lab is interested in studying genetic and epigenetic alterations during aging of normal hematopoietic stem cells and in leukemia stem cells that lead to genomic instability, leukemia development and drug resistance. The lab utilizes bone marrow transplantation and genetic knockout mouse models, stem cell biology, and molecular and imaging techniques to study hematopoietic/leukemic stem cells, and molecular regulation of genomic instability. The outstanding candidate may also be eligible for NIH T32 postdoctoral training fellowship in the DNA-damage-response-and-oncogenic-signaling program.
The ideal candidate is expected to have extensive experience in molecular biology and cell biology. Experience with hematology and rodent models preferred. The candidate should be self-motivated, with a proven track record of productivity.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Stem Cell Biology or related fields.
- Strong interest in aging and cancer biology.
- Extensive experience with basic molecular and cell biology skills.
- Experience in hematology and handling animal models preferred.
- Experience with epigenetic techniques preferred.
- Experience with tissue collection, histology and immunohistochemistry.
- Experience with cell culture, immunofluorescence, flow cytometry, and cell-sorting.
- Strong work ethic.
- Good problem-solving skills and passion to follow relevant literature.
- Ability to conduct independent research.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Evidence of productivity reflected in first author publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Preferred education experience and skills:
- Experience with hematology and rodent models preferred.