We are looking for a talented and experienced individual for a postdoctoral fellowship in a translational brain tumor research laboratory in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Using a combination of in vitro and in vivo modeling, analyses of clinical brain tumors samples and multi-omics (including single cell and spatial transcriptomics) our lab focuses on exploring the intrinsic and extrinsic tumor microenvironmental interactions mediating treatment resistance in gliomas. The projects in the laboratory will also have a strong translational component including involvement in an ongoing clinical trial.
The ideal candidate will possess extensive experience in molecular and cellular biology and will be capable of leading research projects that unravel aberrant cellular signaling mechanisms in cancer. Demonstrating the ability to work independently in the laboratory is paramount. Furthermore, as a postdoctoral fellow, you will be able to pursue innovative and exciting projects while simultaneously fostering your own independent research career.
Candidate will have an opportunity to be supported and co-mentored by a team of collaborative investigators.
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Development of targeted gene modification in cell lines, co-cultures, and mouse models to study intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms mediating tumor progression.
Develop model systems and employ novel methodologies to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of treatment resistance in brain cancer
Development of tools for biomarker assessment in translational brain cancer research
Exhibit meticulous scientific rigor and attention to detail when designing and testing hypotheses, as well as analyzing data.
PhD in a recognized field of study related to the position with laboratory experience in cancer biology.
Experience in the use of genetically engineered cell lines and mouse models.
Some experience in analysis of genomic data and bioinformatics would be preferred.
Have strong oral and written communication skills
Have a positive, independent, and collaborative attitude suitable for working in a research laboratory
Strong scientific curiosity and record of rigorous evidence based publications.
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