Post-Doctoral Fellows, Molecular and Translational Cancer Biology

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
April 04 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Department of Cancer Biology at Thomas Jefferson University is seeking post-doctoral fellows with a strong interest in molecular and translational cancer biology to join dynamic research teams. Faculty members within the Department are making transformational discoveries into mechanisms underlying the malignant traits of cancers. The Department is closely associated with the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, a Designated Center by the National Cancer Institute since 1996 and currently ranked the #20 cancer center in the United States by US News & World Report.

Faculty members within the Department are:

Karen E. Knudsen, PhD – translational prostate cancer research with a focus on cell cycle, DNA repair, and transcriptional regulation

Christine M. Eischen, PhD – Tumor initiation and tumor cell survival (B cell lymphoma, HSPCs, non-coding RNA)

Karen M. Bussard, PhD – crosstalk between tumor cells and stromal cells in bone metastatic breast cancer

Elda Grabocka, PhD – RAS-driven tumorigenesis, stress granules, and pancreatic cancer

Douglas C. Hooper, PhD – immunomodulation in solid tumors

Lucia R. Languino, PhD - integrins and extracellular matrix in prostate cancer

Bruno Calabretta, MD, PhD - BCR-Abl signaling and leukemia

Daniel P. Silver, MD, PhD – Novel oncogenes, DNA repair in breast cancer

Sara E. Meyer, PhD - non-coding RNA, epigenetics, and innate immune signaling in leukemia

Veronica Rodriguez-Bravo, PhD – genome integrity maintenance and nuclear pore complexes in cancer

Josep Domingo-Domenech, MD, PhD - Identifying novel targetable mechanisms of aggressiveness in prostate cancer

Andrew E. Aplin, PhD - Mutant BRAF signaling, immuno-oncology and resistance to targeted therapies in melanoma

Paolo M. Fortina, MD, PhD – Single cell genomics

Robert B. Den, MD – radiation and DNA damage response in prostate cancer


  • Ph.D. in cancer biology or highly related discipline
  • Less than 2 years postdoctoral experience
  • NIH training grant eligible (U.S. citizen/permanent resident)
  • A strong track record of publications in competitive journals
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated with outstanding organizational skills

To apply, please submit a single PDF containing CV, two representative publications, a cover letter that lists 1-2 faculty of interest, and contact information for three references to Ms. Desirae Woods. (

As an employer, Thomas Jefferson University 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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