Radiation Oncology Postdoctoral Researcher

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
$50,000-$56,000 + benefits package
July 16 2019
Tumor Biology Postdoctoral Research Position
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Researcher-Tumor Biology

The Koumenis lab in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA seeks qualified and self-motivated candidates for a Postdoctoral Research position available immediately to study the role of the Integrated Stress Response in Cancer Progression and Metastasis. Our group is highly collaborative and well-funded by NIH and industry grants. Over the years, we have made significant contributions in this area (see Ye et al., EMBOJ 2010; Hart et al., J Clin. Invest. 2012; Dey et al., J Clin. Invest. 2015; Brady et al., PLoS Biol., 2017; Tameire et al., Nature Cell Biol., 2019).

The ideal candidate will have strong research experience in tumor biology, protein biochemistry, molecular biology and assay development and have worked with animal tumor model systems (preferably both implantable and transgenic). Available projects include: (i) analysis of the ISR in anti-tumor immunity (ii) development of small molecule inhibitors of ISR targets and (iii) analysis of the metastatic process using CRISPR screens. The candidate should also be able to provide mentoring and guidance to graduate and undergraduate students and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

The lab is part of a large Research Division (13 faculty) and is well integrated within the larger Abramson Cancer Center. There are ample opportunities for training and career development, including mentoring on grant writing, career advice, networking and attendance and presentations national and international scientific meetings and symposia. Former graduate students and postdoctoral fellows trained in the lab currently hold faculty places in academia and are scientist in industry and in government agencies.

This appointment will be for a maximum of three (3) years pending satisfactory performance. Competitive salary and benefits will be provided.

Applicants with PhD, MD, MD/PhD or an equivalent degree and a strong publication record should submit a CV, cover letter, and provide names and contact info for 3 references to Ms. Andrea Rycroft, Research Administrative Coordinator, at Andrea.Rycroft@pennmedicine.upenn.edu with the subject line “Postdoctoral Researcher position”.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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