Research faculty position for molecular cancer biology

Wang laboratory at University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
January 03 2019
Position Type
Full Time
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Research faculty position for molecular and cellular biology of cancer

Job Description:

A full-time research instructor faculty position is immediately available at Wang Laboratory of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in the Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh. The individual will be working on our integrative computational genomics initiatives aimed at identifying pathological genetic aberrations, predictive biomarkers, and therapeutic targets from cancer genomics datasets. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree in the Biomedical Sciences. Preference will be given to highly motivated candidates with an outstanding publication record in cancer research, and those with established expertise in molecular biology and cancer cell biology.

The research topics will include studying recurrent genomic rearrangements, predictive biomarkers, and targeted agents in more aggressive forms of breast cancers. The primary responsibilities will include experimental validation of newly discovered cancer targets and predictive biomarkers, characterize their molecular basis, elucidating their clinical significance using patient samples, confirming their role in tumor initiation, progression, and therapeutic resistance in vitro and in vivo, pinpointing their action mechanisms, and exploring potential clinical applications.

Wang laboratory is a computational genomics and translational cancer research lab at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh. The long-term goal of this lab is to apply a multiple disciplinary approach inclusive of computational genomics, bioinformatics, molecular cancer biology, and translational studies to identify viable cancer targets and predictive biomarkers, as well as developing the bioinformatics tools for genomics-based cancer precision medicine. For more information, please visit our website:

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, and the contact information of 3 referees to:

Xiaosong Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


Review of applications will begin immediately until this position is filled. The University of Pittsburgh offers a comprehensive salary program and excellent benefits in a smoke and drug free workplace. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from under-represented groups.

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