Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Systems Biology

UVA Department of Biomedical Engineering, Fallahi-Sichani Lab
Charlottesville, Virginia
Commensurate with education and experience (above standard NIH salary scale)
Closing date
Oct 31, 2022

The Fallahi-Sichani Laboratory at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a postdoctoral research associate position to lead a multidisciplinary cancer systems biology project in the lab.

A major area of NIH-funded research in our lab is to explore the interplay between genetic, epigenetic and signaling mechanisms that determine phenotypic heterogeneity in metastatic behavior and responsiveness of tumor cells to cancer targeted and immunotherapies. By studying the underlying biological mechanisms, we hope to identify predictive markers of therapeutic response, and develop new strategies to overcome heterogeneous populations of therapy-resistant tumor cells. Our studies use experimental and computational systems biology approaches, including techniques in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, fluorescence microscopy, single-cell analysis, genomics, epigenomics, bioinformatics, and data-driven computational modeling. Candidates with strong background in molecular and cellular biology (or a related discipline) and interest in learning computational methods are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates with bioengineering or systems biology background and previous wet-lab experience are also strongly encouraged to apply.

The Fallahi-Sichani lab is located in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the UVA School of Medicine and is a member of the UVA Comprehensive Cancer Center. We work at the interface of systems biology, cancer biology and quantitative pharmacology. Research in the lab is built on our multi-disciplinary experience in experimental and computational systems biology and single-cell biology, and benefits from active collaboration with leaders in clinical oncology, epigenetics, and proteomics research. Members of our laboratory work in a highly collaborative and diverse research environment. Our goal is to motivate and train fellows across disciplines to address new and challenging problems in cancer research. For more information, visit the Fallahi-Sichani lab homepage at:


The completion of a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Developmental Biology, Cancer Biology, Quantitative Pharmacology, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering (or a related discipline) is required by appointment start date.


For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Mohammad Fallahi-Sichani at 

Apply for the position online at the following link:

Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae listing publications, one-paragraph statement of research experiences and interests, as well as contact information for three references. Applications by members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

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