Postdoctoral Fellowships in immunotherapy, RNA Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, and Chemical Biology

Available immediately for highly motivated recent Ph.Ds and/or MDs with strong training in biochemistry, bioinformatics,immunology,molecular and cell biology, virology,medicinal chemistryor chemical biology to participate in the following projects involving multidisciplinary teams of clinicians and basic science investigators: (a) investigate immunotherapy and immune exhaustion mechanisms by using CRISPR and RNAi; (b) identify RNA modification roles in regulating host-pathogen interactions by preforming biochemical and HT genomics studies; (c) develop and employ cancer stem cell based disease models; (d) identification and synthesis of new drug candidates to treat cancer and viral infections. Technologies employed in our projects include single cell genomics, bioinformatics, HT RNA-seq, gene editing, in vitro and vivo models for immunotherapy to treat cancer and viral infections, computational drug design and synthesis. Strong publication record and training to perform independent research are required for further consideration. We highly value and encourage applications from minority groups. For examples of our multidisciplinary work and technologies used in our work: seeCancer Research,2017Nov 15;77(22):6330-6339; Cell Stem Cell,2016 Aug 4;19(2):258-65; Cell Host Microbe. 2016 Nov 9;20(5):666-673. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2016.10.002; Cancer Research, 2016 Oct 1;76(19):5777-5787.Nature Microbiology, Article number: 16011 (2016) doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.11; J Med Chem,2016 Aug 25;59(16):7677-82; Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2014, 622-38, Molecular Cell. 2014, 1005-19;Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2014,1002-7;Cell Stem Cell. 2014, 523-34; Cell Reports. 2014,327-37; Genome Biol. 2013, R149, Nature Commun. 2012, 1085, EMBO J. 2011, 823-34, Molecular Cell,2009, 696, Nature Biotechnology, 2008,1187-92, J Med Chem. 2012, 6328, ACS Med Chem Lett. 2012, and http://biomedsci-db.ucsd.edu/faculty_detail?f=249

Successful Candidates will be part of a stimulating and collaborative scientific environment with cutting-edge instrumentation and facilities. Applicants should send CV and names and addresses of three references to ranaoffice@ucsd.edu: Kira Chaiboonma, Administrative Coordinator, Rana Laboratory, Division of Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, Moores Cancer Center, Institute for Genomic Medicine, and Center for Drug Discovery Innovation, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran's status. 

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