Postdoctoral Scholar in Cancer Biology, Penn State College of Medicine

Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
NIH Salary Scale + excellent benefits
May 17 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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The Aird Lab at Penn State College of Medicine is looking to expand our research team.

A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available for highly motivated and productive applicants in the laboratory of Dr. Katherine Aird.  The Aird Lab studies the role of metabolism in cancer initiation, progression, and response to therapy. We are looking for a postdoc to work on a funded project that focuses on the intersection between DNA damage response and metabolism in cancer. 

The Aird Lab has a strong commitment to the success of its lab members. The lab is well-funded and has a vibrant and high-energy research environment. More information can be found on our website:

Essential Qualifications:

Recent recipients of PhD or MD/PhD (or equivalent) degree or close to obtaining a doctoral degree.  A strong publication history is essential.  Necessary research skills include standard molecular and cellular biology techniques.  In addition, candidates should have outstanding critical thinking and problem-solving skills and excellent written and oral skills. Prior experience in mouse models, especially cancer-related, is preferred but not required.

Application Submission:

Qualified candidates should submit a one-page cover letter stating the reasons for their scientific interest in the lab and career goals.  Also submit a curriculum vitae including technical skills, and the names and contact information of three references.  

Submit your application to: Katherine Aird, PhD at

For more information about the postdoctoral program at Penn State College of Medicine, please visit the website at Penn State College of Medicine is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country and offers a diverse and vibrant environment for training and everyday life. Hershey is a safe and inexpensive place to live, but is close to multiple big cities.

Penn State is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.