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Postdoctoral Scholar - Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Medical University of South Carolina.
Charleston, South Carolina (US)
Salary is commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 20, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Cancer Research
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Postdoc Fellowship
Organization Type

The Sahin Lab in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Hollings Cancer Center at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, South Carolina invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position to contribute to cancer biology research at the intersection of drug resistance, metastasis, and drug discovery in breast cancer.

Candidates who have received a Ph.D. in the past three years and possess experience in cancer biology, in vivo cancer models, cell culture, molecular and cell biology techniques, protein biochemistry and confocal microscopy, and drug discovery are preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position is open and will be available immediately.

The major research theme of the Sahin lab is to identify the mechanisms of drug resistance/metastasis and target these resistance/metastasis-driving factors with either own developed compounds or available drugs to overcome resistance/block metastasis. Combining animal models with high-throughput transcriptomics/proteomics approaches, bioinformatics/modeling tools and clinical sample analyses, our dynamic group focuses on identifying novel targets overcoming resistance to state-of-art clinically-applied or -tested drugs and preventing metastatic spread of breast cancer. Studies will use a range of complementary methods including biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, single cell transcriptomics/proteomics, functional cell-based assays and mouse genetic models. Our projects are funded by the grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, The Department of Defense, Mary Kay Foundation and SmartState Program of South Carolina.  More information about our research is available at

All applicants must apply via the link and include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three individuals who may be contacted for references.  Questions about the position may be directed to:

Ozgur Sahin, PhD

Professor and SmartState Endowed Chair

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Hollings Cancer Center

Medical University of South Carolina

86 Jonathan Lucas Street, Room HO712F

Charleston, SC 29425


Office: 843-792-0166

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