Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Cancer Biology

University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy
Princess Anne, Maryland
Salary (commensurate with experience) plus benefits
November 06 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

An NIH-funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available now in Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy (UMES SOP) for an outstanding candidate interested in cancer biology or translational cancer research. Our laboratory is interested in identification of the RNA risk elements (aberrant RNA splice variants and deregulated microRNAs) in cancers, and aims to study how the aberrant RNA splicing and microRNA-mRNA regulatory network contribute to the cancer aggressiveness and drug resistance (see Nature Communications 8:15921, Cancers 10:458, Clin. Cancer Res. 21:4970-84, Mol. Cancer Res. 17:2115-2125).

We have a particular focus on the functional impacts of these oncogenic splice variants/microRNAs in activation of PI3K/AKT/mTOR and VEGF signaling pathways. Our work encompasses a wide range of in vitro and in vivo experimental techniques including gene expression, protein biochemistry, histology, signaling transduction, gene knockdown, cell-based functional assays, mouse xenograft, genomics, bioinformatics and interrogation of clinical samples. We are also involved in several genetic/pharmacological efforts to develop novel precision biomarkers and/or therapeutic strategies for cancers. UMES SOP is a highly collaborative environment and our laboratory is involved in collaborations with multiple other research programs within the scientific community including programs in systems biology, high-throughput drug discovery, cancer pathology and pharmacology. This postdoctoral scholar will be trained through a collaborative program by PIs at UMES SOPĀ and University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC). We are also actively engaged in translating our laboratory-derived findings into clinical setting conducted at the UMGCCC. Salary (plus benefits) is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Highly motivated candidates with a PhD or MD degree and a strong background in cancer biology and molecular biology, please send CV to Peter Wang, PhD at

UMES is an EEO/AA employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America without employer sponsorship.

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