Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cancer immunotherapy, RNA Biology, and Chemical Biology
Available immediately for highly motivated recent Ph.Ds in biochemistry, bioinformatics, immunology, molecular and cell biology, virology, and chemical biology to participate in the following projects involving multidisciplinary teams of clinicians and basic science investigators: (a) investigate cancer immunotherapy mechanisms by using CRISP and RNAi; (b) identify RNA modification roles in regulating host-pathogen interactions by preforming biochemical and HT genomics studies (c) develop and employ cancer stem cell based disease models (d) identification and synthesis of new drug candidates to treat cancer and viral infections. Technologies employed in our projects include single cell genomics, HT RNA-seq, gene editing, in vivo models for cancer immunotherapy and viral infections, computational drug design and synthesis. Strong publication record and training to perform independent research are required for further consideration. We highly value and encourage applications from minority groups. For examples of our multidisciplinary work and technologies used in our work: see Cancer Research, 2017 Nov 15;77(22):6330-6339; Cell Stem Cell, 2016 Aug 4;19(2):258-65; Cell Host Microbe. 2016 Nov 9;20(5):666-673. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2016.10.002; Cancer Research, 2016 Oct 1;76(19):5777-5787. Nature Microbiology, Article number: 16011 (2016) doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.11; J Med Chem, 2016 Aug 25;59(16):7677-82; Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2014, 622-38, Molecular Cell. 2014, 1005-19; Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2014,1002-7; Cell Stem Cell. 2014, 523-34; Cell Reports. 2014, 327-37; Genome Biol. 2013, R149, Nature Commun. 2012, 1085, EMBO J. 2011, 823-34, Molecular Cell, 2009, 696, Nature Biotechnology, 2008, 1187-92, J Med Chem. 2012, 6328, ACS Med Chem Lett. 2012, and http://biomedsci-db.ucsd.edu/faculty_detail?f=249
Successful Candidates will be part of a stimulating and collaborative scientific environment with cutting-edge instrumentation and facilities. Applicants should send CV and names and addresses of three references to: Professor Tariq Rana Laboratory, Department of Pediatrics and Genetics, Moores Cancer Center and Institute for Genomic Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org).