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Post Doctoral Research Associate, Cancer Research

Company: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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
  • CV/resume
  • Research statement that summarizes past experience/accomplishments, research interest, and career goals.
  • 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 and

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Keywords: University of Virginia, Charlottesville , Post Doctoral Research Associate, Cancer Research, Other , Charlottesville, Virginia

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