Postdoc Research Associate: Department of Surgery-Shimamura Lab

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Postdoc Research Associate: Department of Surgery-Shimamura Lab
Posted on January 09, 2023
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The Shimamura Lab in the Department of Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago focuses on studying the functional and clinical impact of GPCRs and tyrosine kinases in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow who is interested in translational lung cancer research. We have shown that GPCRs are a new target in overcoming acquired drug resistance in highly heterogenous NSCLC (Soucheray et al. Can Res 2015, Becker et al, Can Res 2019, and Pulido et al, Can Res 2020). The postdoctoral fellow will study the molecular biology of GPCR and cancer heterogeneity using a variety of preclinical models including patient-derived materials, cancer cell lines, and in vivo models. This is a NIH and DoD supported position. This position is available immediately.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:

·         Work collaboratively with principal Investigator, other researchers, and key personnel to meet research objectives.
Collect, analyze, and interpret data.

·         Perform Laboratory experiments and collect, analyze, and interpret data.

·         Maintain lab notebook with recorded data

·         Disseminate original research results in peer-review journals and present the findings at national/international scientific conferences


·         Ph.D. and/or M.D.

·         Highly motivated and works independently.

·         The candidate with strong skills in handling animal models is required.
The candidate should be adequate in conventional molecular biology techniques and excellent in writing and verbal communication skills in English.

Develop career in a highly interactive and exciting research environment.
Interact with scientists at leading pharmaceutical companies to manage projects.
Learn to prepare research papers.
The fellow is encouraged to apply to fellowships and to participate in meetings.

Position will start hourly for initial period of three months. Opportunity for Postdoctoral Research Associate will be considered during the initial 3 month period.

Qualified candidates should submit their application by email including: (1) Cover letter; (2) CV; (3) a brief statement describing previous work, career goals and research interests; (4) contact information for 3 references to Takeshi Shimamura, Ph.D. (shimamuralab2011(at)

Salary will be set commensurate with experience.

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Posting Close Date: 02/07/2023


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