Postdoctoral Researcher

Charleston, South Carolina (US)
Competitive salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
July 13 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

A Postdoctoral Researcher and a Staff Scientist positions are available in Dr. Wang’s lab at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). We are seeking highly motivated and energetic scientists to study the role of cellular senescence in aging-related diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and cancer. The successful candidates will lead one or more of the following projects: 1) study the mechanisms by which senescent glial cells affect the pathogenesis and progression of AD, 2) develop novel senolytic agents that can specifically target senescent cells for AD or cancer treatment, and 3) characterize the role of senescence in modulating the therapy-resistant properties and the metastatic potential of cancer stem cells. The successful candidates will receive transdisciplinary and translational biomedical research training with excellent career development opportunities and gain research experience in the areas of cellular senescence, cellular neurobiology, cancer stem cell biology, neuroscience, AD pathology and the mechanisms of AD pathogenesis, drug development, and experimental therapeutics. Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. or M.D. in neuroscience, molecular cell biology, immunology, cancer biology or a related field. Candidates with prior experience in transgenic mouse models, brain anatomy, IHC, ELISA, immunoblotting, flow cytometry, and confocal microscopy are preferred. Interested applicants should send your CV, a cover letter describing your research experience/interests/future career goals, and the contact information for three references to Dr. Gavin Wang at

Competitive salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon qualifications, merit and research experience.

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, South Carolina, MUSC is the oldest medical school in the South as well as the state’s only integrated academic health sciences center with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research and patient care. MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of $3.2 billion. The more than 17,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers and scientists who deliver groundbreaking education, research, technology and patient care. MUSC is the state’s leader in obtaining biomedical research funds, in fiscal year 2019, MUSC set a new high, bringing in more than $284 million. For more information on academic programs, visit

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