postdoctoral fellowship

University of Southern California (USC), United States

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Dr. Chengyu Liang’s laboratory at the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (MMI) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, located in the Health Science Campus, is seeking one postdoctoral scholar to investigate mechanisms of DNA damage repair pathway in melanoma prevention/ therapy or the mechanisms of metabolic pathways in kidney cancer.

Research in Liang Lab is centered on understanding the basic principle of cellular processes including autophagy, apoptosis, DNA damage/repair, and intracellular trafficking to answer key questions in cancer development and infectious disease. We make use of cutting-edge technology including proteomic study, confocal microscopy/live cell imaging, primary and tumor cell culture, and murine model for cancer and virus-related research. Our lab is multi-disciplinary, highly interactive team, and postdocs are expected to conduct independent and challenging research under the PI’s close supervision and work in a highly collaborative manner.

Recent PhD graduates from related fields and with record of publications can apply. Previous experience with metabolism, proteomics, transcriptomics or bioinformatics would be helpful. The candidate should be able to work both independently and in a collaborative environment, with a strong commitment to reaching research excellence and achieving assigned objectives. Interested applicants should email Dr. Liang at with a copy of their CV, names of three references, and their scientific interests


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postdoctoral fellowship