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Translational ovarian cancer post-doctoral fellow

University of Pittsburgh--Coffman Lab
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
~$50,000 per year + benefits
Closing date
Mar 6, 2022

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Life Sciences, Cancer Research
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Postdoc Fellowship
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The Coffman lab is searching for highly motivated applicants for a post-doctoral fellow position studying the ovarian cancer stromal microenvironment. Our lab focuses on the formation and function of cancer associated stroma to understand and target ovarian cancer initiation, growth and spread.  Our lab is highly translational with the overarching goal of moving our basic research into novel treatments for ovarian cancer patients. Work from our lab is currently in early phase clinical trials. Dr. Coffman is a physician scientist and welcomes trainees with both clinical and basic research backgrounds.

Applicants should have experience in the following:

·        primary human cell culture

·        molecular biology techniques including flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and PCR/RT-qPCR

·        mouse models of cancer

·        cell-based assays including proliferation, migration, and therapy-response assessment

Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent) degree or should be close to obtaining their doctoral degree. 

Please send a cover letter and CV to: Lan G Coffman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Hillman Cancer Center, Magee Womens Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Email: Websites:

The Coffman lab is part of the Hillman Cancer Center and Magee Womens Research Institute at the University of Pittsburgh which are international leaders in cancer research and women’s health. Ample resources are available to perform cutting edge research within a highly collaborative environment. In particular, close clinical collaborations enable access to large pools of clinical samples and the ability to move research from bench to bedside and back.

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