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Post-doctoral reseacher

Posted by: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Posted date: Oct-21-2016

Location: Birmingham, AL

 Two postdoctoral research positions are available in Dr. Lizhong Wang’s research lab within the Department of Genetics, Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Qualified candidates should have a recent PhD in cancer cell biology, biochemistry, genomics or immunology. Individuals with experience in analysis of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), dCas9-mediated transcriptional modulation, RNA translation, or cancer stem cells are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will explore regulatory mechanisms of transcription and translation in cancer, especially prostate cancer and breast cancer. These projects will be focused on targeting reactivation of tumor suppression gene in tumor cells and identifying role of oncogenic RNA translation in tumor progression. The applicants will also be involved in other ongoing projects in the field of cancer genetics using 3D organotypic cell culture models, as well as mouse models. The candidate must be able to work in a group/team environment, while also being able to work independently. Strong communication skills are need for writing and presentation of research in a multi-disciplinary research environment.

Application should includes curriculum vita, a brief statement of research interests and goals, as well as contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

University of Alabama at Birmingham is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Title Post-doctoral reseacher
Post Details
Email lwang12(at)uab.edu
Employer's Website http://
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Cancer/Oncology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Birmingham, AL
Key Words postdoc, stem cell, cancer
Start Date 12/01/2016