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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Cancer Biology


Employer: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
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Posted: June 13, 2014
Expires: August 12, 2014
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A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Zhaohui Wu, M.D., Ph.D. in the Department of Pathology, and Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Memphis, TN. The primary research focus will be investigation on how the DNA damage response, such as genotoxic stress-induced protein-coding gene and miRNA transcription via activating transcription factors and epigenetic chromatin modifications, regulates the therapeutic response of cancer (_EMBO J_ 32:3206-19, 2013; _EMBO J_ 30: 3741-53, 2011; _Mol Cell_ 40: 75-86, 2010). We are using both in vitro cell culture systems and in vivo mouse models to delineate various signaling networks and their pathological outcomes in cancer progression and therapeutic response. The approaches used in the lab range widely and include molecular and cell biology techniques, protein biochemistry, genetic-modified and disease animal models as well as bioinformatics analysis.

More detail about research project in our lab can be found at: https://academic.uthsc.edu/faculty/Zhaohui_Wu.html

Qualifications: Recent Ph.D. and/or M.D. with research strength in one or more of the following areas: genetics, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, cancer biology/genetics; proven records in research in the related fields; self-motivated; willing to learn and to collaborate; excellent technical and communication skills; prior experience with developing/using genetic-modified mouse models is preferred. Interested candidates should send via email in a single pdf file including CV, contact information for at least three references, and a one-page narrative of prior research experience and goals of postdoctoral training to: Zhaohui Wu, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pathology, CRB 118, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Email: zwu6@uthsc.edu. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit UTHSC Postdoctoral Office website (http://www.uthsc.edu/postdoc/) for more information about postdoctoral training at UTHSC. Application also has to be submitted via: http://www.uthsc.edu/postdoc/apply.php.

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