Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Rui Tang studying small cell lung cancer metastasis. Expected start date is flexible, but will be on or after January 2, 2024. Candidates with broad backgrounds in cancer biology, molecular biology, genetics, and genomics, are all welcome to apply.
The Tang lab applies a combination of cell/molecular biology, functional genomics, and mouse engineering approaches to understand how cancer cells communicate with their neighbors, or the stromal cells, in the metastatic cascade. Our lab also applies biostatistics, quantitative biology, and synthetic biology to answer fundamental biology questions such as how cell-cell interactions changes cell state. For more information about the lab, please visit: sites.wustl.edu/tanglab/research/.
Dissect genetic drivers in cancer cell and endothelial cells interactions in metastatic seeding.
Identify cancer-derived genetic drivers in T cell-cancer cell interactions in the immune microenvironment.
Develop novel single cell technologies to link cancer-stroma transcriptome within the metastatic tumor microenvironment.
Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree (or anticipate receiving their degree in the near future) in Cancer Biology or a related field.
Proficiency in experimental techniques such as cell/organoid culture, library construction, imaging and handling animal models.
Experience in bioinformatics analysis is highly desirable.
Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively within interdisciplinary teams.
Demonstrated track record of scientific productivity, including publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.Â The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions
To apply, please submit the following documents:
Cover letter expressing your interest and highlighting your relevant experience.
Curriculum Vitae (CV) with a list of publications.
Contact information for at least two professional references.
Please send your application to: Rui Tang, PhD, Assistant Professor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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