Postdoctoral Opportunity: Oral Cancer Microbiome (Meta-transcriptomics)

Employer
Temple University
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
Salary
competitive
Posted
August 22 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

Postdoctoral Opportunity: Oral Cancer Microbiome (Meta-transcriptomics)

The Oral Microbiome Research Laboratory at Temple University (goo.gl/Tj7so2) is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in the area of oral cancer meta-transcrimptome, under mentorship of Dr. Al-hebshi, the lab co-director. The appointed postdoc will work as part of an interdisciplinary research team, to study transcriptional activity as well as composition of the multi-kingdom microbiome associated with oral cancer, and correlate it with the gene expression of the host. The study is funded by NIDCR.

The candidate should have a doctorate or equivalent in a related field within the last 3 years, and at least two high-quality publications. Experience in molecular techniques including RNA extraction, rRNA depletion, q-PCR, and preparation of shotgun libraries for next generation sequencing are mandatory. Experience in any of the following is a plus:

  • Bioinformatic analysis of transcriptome sequencing data.
  • Handling frozen tissue specimens and microdissection
  • Animal models of oral cancer.

The position is available immediately and for two years. Applicants should send the following documents items directly to Dr. Nezar Al-hebshi at alhebshi@temple.edu:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Letter of interest
  3. Two letters of recommendations
  4. Two published papers

Temple University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law

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