Postdoctoral Fellow

UCSF, San Francisco
Salary and benefits commensurate with NIH standards
April 03 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Description:

A postdoctoral position is available for an outstanding candidate in the UCSF Head and Neck Cancer Lab co-directed by Jennifer R. Grandis, MD and Daniel E. Johnson, PhD.  The postdoc will study the impact of genomic alterations in head and neck cancer on signaling networks, anti-tumor immunity, and response to molecular targeting agents.  The lab is located in the Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center on the exciting Mission Bay campus of UCSF.  Drs. Grandis and Johnson have had excellent success advancing mentees to independent faculty positions. 

The candidate will join a team-oriented, NIH-funded lab focused on translational research and basic science discoveries in head and neck cancer.  We utilize in vitro and in vivo models, including PDXs and immunocompetent mouse models, and confirm findings in patient specimens.  In addition to determining functional consequences of genomic alterations, we seek to identify synthetic lethal interactions to guide development of new therapies.  The candidate will employ cutting-edge technologies, involving CRISPR screens, immunoprofiling, or proteome analyses. 


  • PhD or MD degree within the last 2 years
  • Experience in one of the following:  CRISPR, immunology, signal transduction, or development of animal models

Send applications to:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Description of current research

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