Post-doctoral fellow

Individuals interested in investigating the genetic mechanisms of tumorigenesis with a translational emphasis are encouraged to apply for postdoctoral training in the Nakamura laboratory at UCSF.  In this highly collaborative, multidisciplinary environment, we integrate genomic and functional analysis of mouse and human tumors to investigate the molecular mechanisms driving cancer.  Appropriate candidates are individuals who will be awarded or recently awarded PhDs. We utilize both in vitro and in vivo models to study these processes and a major goal is to translate our findings into investigational trials for both therapeutics and prevention.

The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to develop a leadership role in two or more projects, at least one of which will be translational. Career development opportunities include development of scientific presentation and writing skills, as well as paper presentation at national and international meetings.  Requirements include fluency in English.  Individuals with experience in genome analysis, exome sequencing, RNA seq, for example, are preferred.  A major area of focus for this post-doctoral position will be the genome sequencing of human cancers with characterization of mutational processes and functional validation. The post-doctoral fellow will interface with collaborators from multiple research groups (local and international) and strong communication skills are very important.

Send curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to Jean Nakamura, M.D., Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, 1450 Third Street, Room 266, San Francisco, CA 94158.  Email: jnakamura@radonc.ucsf.edu.  UCSF is an equal opportunity employer.

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