Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Metabolism Laboratory

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Bressler Research Building, 655 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore MD 21201
Commensurate with experience.
February 22 2019
Physical Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Metabolism Laboratory

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Maryland School of Medicine to study leukemia metabolism (targeting glutamine metabolism in cells and their microenvironment with asparaginase combination therapy).  In addition, the lab will focus on overcoming resistance to FLT3 inhibitors, Bcl-2 & Mcl-1 inhibition in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) via metabolic pathways addiction, and investigating mechanism of resistance to anti-CD19 immunotherapeutics as well as evaluating mechanism of resistance to anti-CD22 (Siglec-2), and anti-CD33 (Siglec-3) via sialidase/sialylation status of the proteins. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to study primary cells from leukemia patients and mouse AML models in a well-mentored environment at this NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. 

Requirements:  Highly motivated PhD or MD/PhD students who graduated within four years are encouraged to apply. A solid background and working experience in the following areas are highly desired:

1.  Molecular and Cellular Biology, Cancer Biology

2.  Metabolic Pathways

3.  Hematologic Pathways

Preferred candidates should be fluent in English.  Please e-mail an application including a cover letter describing current research, future interests, expected start date, and CV, selected publications, names and contact information of three references to:

Ashkan Emadi, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Associate Director for Clinical Research

Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center


The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


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