New Orleans, Louisiana
Up to $47,484
October 09 2017
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Full Time
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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Tulane School of Medicine and the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium has multiple postdoctoral fellow positions available researching cancer biology.

  1. The breast cancer biology laboratory of Dr. James Jackson is interested in investigating breast cancer tumorigenesis and treatment response. We employ mouse genetic models, tissue culture, sequencing/bioinformatics, cell biology, microscopy and molecular biology techniques. Successful applicants will have proficiency in one or more of these areas, and a willingness to learn others.  We hope to find talented researchers with a desire to make a significant contribution to breast cancer research and advance their career to independence. Please follow this link to apply:
  2. The laboratory of Dr. Zachary Pursell is seeking a post-doctoral research fellow to study DNA replication and genome instability, in particular the effects of DNA polymerase mutations on mutagenesis and tumorigenesis. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to these studies, using in vitro biochemistry, cell culture and mouse genetic models. Successful applicants will be proficient in at least one, if not more, of these areas, and will be trained in the others. Additional experience in next generation sequencing and bioinformatics analyses is beneficial. We are looking for highly motivated investigators who are interested in contributing to our understanding of genome instability and cancer as they transition to independence.If interested in the DNA replication and genome instability position, please click here to apply with CV and brief statement of research interests: 
  3. The laboratory of Dr. Heather Machado is seeking a highly motivated, goal oriented and hardworking postdoctoral fellow. A postdoctoral research position is available to study macrophage-driven signaling pathways that regulate premalignant progression to invasive breast cancer. Studies include understanding how the microenvironment promotes cell invasion during breast cancer initiation. Several mouse models as well as cell culture models will be used. The postdoctoral fellow will conduct independent experiments, which includes experimental design, data collection and interpretation, presenting data and national meetings, manuscript preparation, and writing of a postdoctoral grant. Research experience in the areas of cell culture, RNA and protein analysis, basic molecular biology techniques, flow cytometry, and microscopy is required. Preference will be given to candidates with documented experience in animal models of breast tumorigenesis, mammary gland transplantation, cell signaling, and breast cancer biology.

Applicants must have, or will very soon obtain a PhD in cell and molecular biology, or related fields. Candidates should have at least one first author research paper in a peer-reviewed journal. Interested candidates should provide (1) a cover letter outlining your scientific interests, describing how you meet the requirements of the position, and an outline of future goals; (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to with “Postdoc Application” as the subject. Successful candidates will join a vibrant and productive group of researchers at Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA.

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