Individuals interested in investigating the molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis with a translational emphasis are encouraged to apply for postdoctoral training in the Nakamura laboratory at the University of California San Francisco. In this highly collaborative, multidisciplinary environment, we have integrated genomic and functional analysis of mouse and human tumors to investigate molecular mechanisms driving cancer. The lab has particular expertise in studying signal transduction pathways in diverse malignancies as therapeutic targets and developing mouse models of in vivo tumorigenesis. Our goal is to translate our findings into investigational trials for both cancer therapeutics and prevention.
Appropriate candidates are individuals who soon to be awarded or recently awarded PhDs. A PhD is a requirement for this position.
Our laboratory is located in the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building at the Mission Bay Campus of UCSF. The newest of the UCSF campuses, the Mission Bay campus is a dynamic, scientifically vibrant environment with numerous shared resources to support cutting-edge research.
The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to develop a leadership role in two projects, at least one of which will be translational. Areas of study in our laboratory include cancer metabolism, kinase signaling, response to ionizing radiation and mechanisms of cancer resistance to therapy. Individuals having research experience in cell biology, biochemistry and/or use of mammalian model organisms are sought. The post-doctoral fellow will interface with collaborators from multiple research groups and strong communication skills are very important.
Career development opportunities include development of scientific presentation and writing skills, as well as paper presentation at national and international meetings. Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. UCSF is an equal opportunity employer.