Postdoctoral researcher

Employer
University of Kentucky
Location
Lexington, Kentucky (US)
Salary
Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted
September 10 2018
Ref
Two Postdoctoral or Visiting Scholar positions
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

Two Postdoctoral or Visiting Scholar positions are available to (1) study the mechanism of breast cancer metastasis and develop novel therapeutic strategies for treating metastatic breast cancer; and (2) investigate the epigenetic mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis. These projects will use cell culture and mouse models to investigate the epigenetic mechanisms (DNA methylation, histone posttranslational modifications and non-coding RNAs) of breast cancer metastasis and chemical carcinogenesis. Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. degree with strong background in cell/molecular biology and cancer biology. Experiences in studies on cancer epigenetics, non-coding RNAs, and cancer stem cells with skills in handling mice, producing tumors in mice and treating mice with commonly-used drug administration approaches would be advantageous. The expected qualifications of candidates include: be highly self-motivated with strong interest in learning new knowledge and techniques; have excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to details, be capable of conceptualizing, designing experiments and conducting studies independently as well as cooperatively with other lab members as a team; and have the capability to write manuscripts for quality publications. Compensations including salary and benefits will be highly competitive depending upon candidates’ qualifications. Interested applicants, please send a cover letter describing your research training experience, a brief statement of your research interest, scientific achievements and future career goal, curriculum vitae (CV) and contact information (names, e-mails, and telephone numbers) of three references to: Dr. Zhishan Wang (zhishan.wang@uky.edu) or Dr. Chengfeng Yang (chengfeng.yang@uky.edu), Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington,  KY 40536. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview. These positions will be open till filled.

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