Postdoctoral Associate

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center - University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
$47,476 per year plus benefits
February 25 2019
Burns Lab
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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Affiliated with University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

A Postdoctoral Position in Lung Cancer Biology and Targeted Therapy is available for highly motivated candidates with a background in molecular/cellular biology and/or experimental mouse models.  Projects will focus on (1) Development of targeted therapeutic strategies for KRAS and EGFR mutant NSCLC through novel ERK inhibitor combinations and/or (2) Role of the basic-helix-loop-helix transcription factor, TWIST1 in oncogene driven adenocarcinoma of the lung and TKI resistance and/or (3) Development of novel small molecule inhibitors of the EMT transcription factor, TWIST1.  Studies will be conducted through the interrogation of cells in vitro and on tissues and cells derived from transgenic mouse models and tumor xenograft mouse models as well as patient samples.

Highly motivated recent graduates with strong background in molecular and cell biology are encouraged to apply. Experience working with mice is a plus but not required. Ability to collaborate with multi-disciplinary team is a must.  Additional expertise in bioinformatics is desirable. The candidate should possess a PhD, MD or both. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Our laboratory is dynamic, international, supportive and productive. Excellent opportunities for publication, attendance at scientific meetings, and career advancement.

Please send curriculum vitae, a cover letter stating research interests and career goals, and names and contact information of three references to: Timothy F. Burns, M.D. PhD, at

The University of Pittsburgh offers a comprehensive salary program and excellent benefits in a smoke and drug free workplace. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled​

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