PostDoc

Location
Lexington, Kentucky (US)
Salary
Commensurate with Experience
Posted
October 27 2020
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

The Department of Toxicology & Cancer Biology is recruiting NIH grants-funded Post-Doctoral Scholars to study the mechanism of carcinogenesis, cancer metastasis and develop new cancer therapies (drug repurposing and nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery). Competitive salaries and benefits will be provided to qualified candidates. Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. degree with strong background in cell/molecular biology, cancer biology, toxicology or chemistry. Experiences in studying cancer epigenetics, non-coding RNAs especially long non-coding RNAs, functional RNA modifications especially the m6A modification, cancer stem cells or nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery with skills in handling mice, performing surgeries to produce tumors in mice and treating mice with commonly-used drug/toxicant administration approaches would be advantageous.

The Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology is located at the University of Kentucky Medical Center; adjacent to the Markey Cancer Center, which is an NCI-designated Cancer Center. Members of the department are actively engaged in a variety of graduate education and research areas, including basic & translational cancer biology, forensic science and environmental toxicology. For more information about the department, see https://toxicology.med.uky.edu/

Interested applicants, should apply at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/299777 and include a cover letter describing your research training experience, a brief statement of your research interest, scientific achievements and future career goal, curriculum vitae (CV), all graduate transcripts and contact information (names, e-mails, and telephone numbers) of three references to: Chengfeng.yang@uky.edu; or Zhishan.wang@uky.edu Deadline to apply is January 31, 2021.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

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