Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Biology

The Aird Lab at Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines and a generous benefits package.
January 04 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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The Aird Lab at Penn State College of Medicine is looking to expand our research team.

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available for highly motivated and productive applicants in the laboratory of Dr. Katherine Aird. The Aird lab studies the mechanisms and pathological implications of cellular senescence in cancer and aging and investigates novel therapeutic strategies for cancer.

Projects in the lab are focused on: 1) the intersection of metabolism and epigenetics during senescence in the context of cancer development, cancer therapy, and aging; and 2) elucidation of metabolic reprogramming in ovarian cancer initiation, progression, and response to therapy.  More information can be found on our website:

Essential Qualifications:

Recent recipients of PhD or MD/PhD (or equivalent) degree or close to obtaining a doctoral degree.  A strong publication history is essential.  Necessary research skills include standard molecular and cellular biology techniques.  In addition, candidates should have outstanding critical thinking and problem-solving skills and excellent written and oral skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience in mouse models, especially cancer-related, is preferred.

Qualified candidates should submit a one-page cover letter stating reasons for their scientific interest in the lab and career goals, a curriculum vitae including technical skills, and the names and contact information of three references.  Submit your application to: Katherine Aird, PhD at

For more information about the postdoctoral program at Penn State College of Medicine, please visit the website at

Penn State 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.

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