Postdoctoral position for an extremely motivated researcher to study the role of molecular and metabolic aspects of cell programmed necrosis (necroptosis) in Ovarian Cancer Stem cells is available at Hormel Cancer Research Institute, University of Minnesota in Austin, MN in the Laboratory of Dr. Ilana Chefetz. Our lab aims to expand our understanding of necroptosis and energy metabolism and provide critical pre-clinical studies for a potential novel Cancer Stem cells targeted therapeutics to prevent recurrent ovarian cancer.
This position starts September 1, 2017 or thereafter.
Please send a CV and letter of interest explaining relevant work experience and contact information for 3-5 referees to: Ilana Chefetz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Hormel Cancer Research Institute, University of Minnesota.
About the Department
The Hormel Institute, a biomedical research center of the University of Minnesota, was established in 1942 and has an excellent reputation and long history for producing world-class medical research. The Institute’s research success has resulted in a second major expansion of its research facilities and includes an additional new state-of-the-art laboratory building that opened in January 2016. The Hormel Institute offers its research scientists complete access to state-of-the- art cutting edge equipment that includes a cryo-electron microscope (Titan Krios and Tecnai G2 Spirit Biotwin); FACS cell sorter; confocal microscopy; flow cytometry; protein crystallography robotics and defraction system; nano-HPLC-AB SCIEX triple TOF 5600 mass spectrometry; Leica tissue processor, embedder and microtome; real-time PCR instrumentation; a Blue Gene/L and 3 racks of Linux GPU supercomputers for computational biology and bioinformatics; spectrophotometers; and Western blot imagers.
*THE HORMEL INSTITUTE IS LOCATED IN AUSTIN, MN, APPROXIMATELY 35 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ROCHESTER, MN, AND APPROXIMATELY 100 MILES SOUTH OF MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL.*
Applicants should have a PhD degree in molecular and cellular biology or biomedical sciences and experience in mice handling (or willing to learn). Experience in cancer biology, Cancer Stem cells, cell death pathways, FACS, metabolism, Genetically Engineered mice model, RNA-seq and cloning is desirable. Applicants should have ability to develop new and improved methodology. Good communication and organizational skills, and good knowledge of English (both verbal and written) are required. Applicants should have demonstrated scientific productivity, have a strong publication record, be able to design and execute scientific experiments independently, write manuscripts, prepare and submit competitive fellowship applications.
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