Postdoctoral Scholar

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Lexington, KENTUCKY
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Mar 2017

Posting Details

Job Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU02865
Department Name 7H700:Molecular & Biomedical Pharmacology
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $47,476.00/Annually
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

Ph.D.

Required Related Experience

A postdoctoral scholar position is available in the laboratory of Rina Plattner, Ph.D. within the Markey Cancer Center and Department of Pharmacology & Nutritional Sciences at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine. The successful applicant will be involved in NIH/NCI-funded research focused on understanding mechanisms of melanoma metastasis and resistance to current therapies, with the overall long-term goal of identifying novel targets to reverse or prevent drug resistance. Representative publications from the laboratory can be found in Oncogene (in press; Jain et al.), Oncogene 2014 (33:4508), and Oncogene 2012 (31:1804). Highly-motivated candidates with a recent PhD or MD/PhD in biomedical sciences, experience in molecular biology and biochemical techniques, and strong publication record are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience with animal models of tumor development and/or metastasis.

Applicants who are permanent U.S. residents, will given the opportunity to compete for a 3-year training fellowship in Cancer Biology (T32 in Cancer Biology). T32 trainees are mentored by interdisciplinary teams of basic and clinician scientists. They are given the opportunity to participate in clinical shadowing and interact with distinguished visiting seminar speakers, and benefit from guidance in developing grant writing skills, as well as career planning and development.

Required License/Registration/Certification

N/A

Physical Requirements

N/A

Shift

Monday – Friday 8a-5p, some weekends required

Job Summary

The successful applicant will be involved in NIH/NCI-funded research focused on understanding mechanisms of melanoma metastasis and resistance to current therapies, with the overall long-term goal of identifying novel targets to reverse or prevent drug resistance.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

A postdoctoral scholar position is available in the laboratory of Rina Plattner, Ph.D. within the Markey Cancer Center and Department of Pharmacology & Nutritional Sciences at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine. The successful applicant will be involved in NIH/NCI-funded research focused on understanding mechanisms of melanoma metastasis and resistance to current therapies, with the overall long-term goal of identifying novel targets to reverse or prevent drug resistance. Representative publications from the laboratory can be found in Oncogene (in press; Jain et al.), Oncogene 2014 (33:4508), and Oncogene 2012 (31:1804). Highly-motivated candidates with a recent PhD or MD/PhD in biomedical sciences, experience in molecular biology and biochemical techniques, and strong publication record are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience with animal models of tumor development and/or metastasis.

Applicants who are permanent U.S. residents, will given the opportunity to compete for a 3-year training fellowship in Cancer Biology (T32 in Cancer Biology). T32 trainees are mentored by interdisciplinary teams of basic and clinician scientists. They are given the opportunity to participate in clinical shadowing and interact with distinguished visiting seminar speakers, and benefit from guidance in developing grant writing skills, as well as career planning and development.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Ph.D.

Deadline to Apply 03/21/2017
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