Postdoctoral Research Associate- Cancer metabolism –Kim Lab

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Salary commensurate with experience
May 15 2019
Position Type
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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Cancer metabolism – Kim Lab

A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jiyeon Kim in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. We are interested in metabolic vulnerabilities in lung cancer and relationship between certain mutations and metabolic reprogramming, with focus on both nitrogen metabolism and central carbon metabolism (Nature 2017).  UIC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

  1. individuals with curious and passionate mind with a Ph.D. (or Ph.D. candidates) in biology, biochemistry, cancer biology,
  2. previous experiences in mammalian cell culture, cell biology assays (FACS, IF, cloning) and mouse xenograft are absolutely required.
  3. first author publications in high impact journals,
  4. excellent writing and oral communication skills
  5. experiences in mouse genetics, metabolic assays (stable isotope labeling experiments, metabolomics) are preferred but not a must.

To apply, please send the following by July 10, 2019:

  1. Cover letter that describes what you did, career interests, and your motivation to apply
  2. Professional CV
  3. Contact information for three references to Jiyeon Kim at

Contact information:

Jiyeon Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

College of Medicine

University of Illinois at Chicago

MBRB 1262


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