Postdoctoral Fellow/Genetics, Genomics and Informatics

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Location: Memphis, TENNESSEE

Postdoctoral Fellow/Genetics, Genomics and Informatics - 19000000BB 



Description

 

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kevin Freeman in the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  The focus of the Freeman lab is to develop more accurate preclinical models of neuroblastoma to better understand the genesis of the disease and to help identify novel therapies.   We utilize an innovative system for transforming primary neural crest stem cells into neuroblastoma using genome editing techniques.  This approach forms the basis for genetic and synthetic lethality screens to identify novel oncogenic drivers and new therapies.   This position will support experimental modeling of cancer in cellular, engineered and xenograft models.  The candidate will gain experience in interdisciplinary strategies and cutting-edge technologies to interrogate the underlying genetic causes of cancer.

 

The preferred candidate will have expertise in standard biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology techniques, mammalian tissue culture, mouse modeling and cancer biology.

 

 



Qualifications

 
Ph.D. degree in cell, molecular biology, developmental biology or a similar field with evidence of scientific accomplishments.
 
To apply, please send a CV, a cover letter describing your previous work and career goals, putative starting date and the contact information for three references to kfreem22@uthsc.edu . 
 
Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral research fellows. The position includes an excellent benefits package ( http://www.uthsc.edu/postdoc/benefits.php ). Located in Memphis, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, the  University of Tennessee Health Science Center  is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. UTHSC is an  EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.
 
 
 


Job
  Postdoctoral Fellows 
Primary Location
  US-Tennessee-Memphis 
Organization
  Genetics, Genomics & Informatics 
Campus/Institute - Memphis 
Schedule
 - Full-time 
Job Posting
  Feb 14, 2019, 11:23:12 AM 


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