UVA School of Medicine is seeking a Postdoctoral Research
Associate for the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and
Cancer Biology in the laboratory of cancer genetics.
We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral candidate who is
interested in mechanisms of lung cancer development and
progression. The laboratory developed a genetically engineered
mouse model and precancerous cell-based model and applied a
functional genetics approach to determine numerous oncogenic
mutations found in the patient tumors (Kim et al. Genes Dev 2016;
Jia et al. Cancer Discovery 2018).
Post Doctoral research will be focused on understanding how
these mutations deregulate interactions among tumor cells and
between tumor cell and microenvironment, including immune cells,
and how mutant cells alter metabolism and adapt to cellular stress
during tumor development. The laboratory is fully committed to
providing an excellent training opportunity for a Post Doctoral
Research Associate to conduct innovative research on lung cancer
and to developing her/his career towards independent investigator
position. For more information on the laboratory research and
background, please visit
- Must a hold a PhD degree by position start date.
- Must have a strong background in biochemistry and/or molecular
and cell biology.
- Additional experience in metabolism and immunology is plus,
though anyone willing to learn and apply new methods to address
challenging problems is welcome.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue
until the position is filled. Selected Post Docs must have their
completed PhD by the start date. This is a 12-month appointment
with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon satisfactory
performance and the availability of funding.
Please apply through Workday, and search for ''Post Doctoral
Research Associate, Cancer Research". Complete an application
online with the following documents:
- Cover letter
- Research statement that summarizes past
experience/accomplishments, research interest, and career
- Contact information for three references who can comment on
your scholarly accomplishments and promise.
Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple
documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively,
merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Internal
applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by
searching 'Find Jobs'. The successful candidate will pass a
criminal background check.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Kwon
Park, Associate Professor. For questions about the application
process, please contact Bethany Case, Academic Recruiter. For more
information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at
UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and hr.virginia.edu/benefits.
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