POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

Updated: about 7 hours ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

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Laboratory of Corinne Linardic, MD PhD

Description

A funded postdoctoral position (2-3 years with possibility of extension) is available in the Linardic lab to study the role of lncRNAs in the origin of the childhood skeletal muscle cancer rhabdomyosarcoma, and the renewed promise of RNAs as therapeutic targets. We are a cancer biology lab bridging the basic science of childhood cancer and the identification of novel therapeutic targets. While we have been studying mutations in protein-coding genes and their impact on transformation in vitro and tumorigenesis in xenografts or genetically engineered mouse models in vivo, we have initiated lncRNA studies because of their key role in epigenetic control of imprinted genomic regions in rhabdomyosarcoma. Our assets are a bright group of students and scientists passionate about curing childhood cancer, exciting collaborations within the university cancer biology and international childhood cancer communities, outstanding core facilities, and our long-standing relationships with clinical trials groups and human tissue banks. And, the Research Triangle is a pretty great place to live, with reasonable cost of living, rich intellectual environment, nice weather, lots of outdoor activities, and vibrant restaurant and entertainment scenes (when Covid-19 isn’t around).

Requirements:

We are seeking a curious, energetic scientist who is excited about their research. We value kindness, collaboration, determination, and diversity. Applicants should have a PhD or MDPhD with a publication track record and not more than 2 years of prior post-doctoral experience, or be an advanced graduate student with at least one publication. Experience in molecular biology, cell biology, and/or biochemistry is required; experience in RNAbiology, skeletal muscle biology, epigenetics, computational biology, and/or mouse models is a plus. 

Minimum Qualifications

Education

PhD or MD with a publication track record and not more than 2 years of prior post-doctoral experience, or be an advanced graduate student with at least one publication.

Experience

Experience in molecular biology, cell biology, and/or biochemistry is required; experience in RNA biology, skeletal muscle biology, epigenetics, computational biology, and/or mouse models is a plus.

How to apply:

Applicants should send their CV, a letter of research interests and career/mentoring goals, and contact information for 2-3 references to Corinne Linardic MDPhD, Associate Professor, Duke University School of Medicine, corinne.linardic@duke.edu  https://sites.duke.edu/corinnelinardiclab/

Job Code: 00003820 POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE
Job Level: 00

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