Research Assistant Professor Faculty

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
March 06 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Knudsen laboratory is seeking a self-motivated individual with a strong background in molecular and translational cancer biology to join a dynamic research team focused on genitourinary cancers. The laboratory is dedicated to discerning molecular basis cancer development and progression, with a focus on DNA repair, cell cycle regulation and transcriptional control. The overall goal of our research is to utilize this information for successful development of precision medicine, to improve therapeutic outcome through rational therapy delivery. Our studies identifying tumor suppressor and hormone receptor alterations have uncovered new targets for treating advanced disease, and led to development of investigator-initiated, funded clinical trials. Team members should expect to interact seamlessly with laboratory, clinical, and population focused researcher. The laboratory is undergoing expansion to address new research directions, is seeking a:

Research Assistant Professor Faculty to assist with leading a highly productive laboratory. The applicant will conduct independent research, and work directly with the PI in guiding existing research projects, developing new research directions, and leading new laboratory initiatives. Salary is highly competitive, and opportunities exist for honing both scientific and leadership skills.


  • Ph.D. in cancer biology or highly related discipline
  • At least 3 years postdoctoral experience with a strong track record of publication in competitive journals
  • Experience with relevance cancer models, including cell line, xenograft, and patient-derived model systems
  • Experience with next generation sequencing (WGS, WES, RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq) analysis
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills

To apply, please submit a single PDF containing CV, three representative publications, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Christina Yurick (

About Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

A leading center for practice-changing discovery and comprehensive cancer treatment, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center of the Thomas Jefferson University has been known as a Designated Center by the National Cancer Institute since 1996, and is one of only 69 institutions in the nation to hold this prestigious recognition. SKCC is committed to delivering the most advanced, personalized cancer care, made possible through their scientific discoveries and breakthroughs in detecting and treating cancer. SKCC provides access to advanced clinical trials and novel treatment strategies throughout the Greater Delaware Valley, realized through our integral sites in Center City Philadelphia, Abington, Aria, and the comprehensive, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Network. Currently ranked the #20 cancer center in the United States by US News & World Report, the multi-disciplinary teams at SKCC bring together specialists for treatment planning, which results in some of the highest survival rates in the nation.

About Thomas Jefferson University. Jefferson is an academic medical center that includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. With the commitment of more than 23,000 employees, we provide exceptional patient care, deliver breakthrough research and educate the professionals of tomorrow who will build the future of work, the future of health care and the future of education. Each year, our nationally recognized faculty, who lead a number of programs boasting U.S. News & World Report recognition, educate more than 4,000 students and set the highest standards of healthcare education to prepare them to lead change and succeed throughout their careers. As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.




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