Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Research at Northwestern University

Chicago, Illinois
NIH scale based salary
July 27 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

A postdoctoral position is available in the NCI/R35 funded laboratory of Dr. Marcus Peter to study the role of toxic RNAs to kill all cancer cells as described in Putzbach et al. (2017) eLife 6, e29702; Murmann et al. (2017), Oncotarget 8, 84643; Patel and Peter (2017) Cell Cycle, 17, 506; Putzbach et al. (2018) Trends in Cancer, 4, 10; Murmann et al. (2018), EMBO Rep, 19, e45336; Putzbach et al., (2018) BioRxive,; Gao et al. (2018) BioRxive,

If you wish to be part of an exciting project developing highly toxic RNAs and novel artificial miRNAs into a new form of cancer therapy, already showing efficacy in preclinical mouse models (Murmann et al., 2017 and Murmann et al., 2018), this is for you.

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Successful candidates should be highly motivated and have a recent Ph.D. degree with strong background in molecular biology and/or cell biology. At least one first author publication in an excellent journal is a requirement. Experience in working with protein and RNA methods is required. Experience in working with mice is desired but not mandatory.

Interested individuals should send C.V. and names of three references to the address below or by email to:

Marcus Peter
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
303 E Superior St, Lurie 6-123
Chicago, IL 60611

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


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