Date Posted: Apr 1, 2019
A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated Ph.D., in an established laboratory focused on breast cancer prevention. The successful candidate will dedicate his/her postdoctoral study to understanding how selective progesterone receptor modulators (SPRMs) regulate the expression of HER2 and its amplicon, and SPRMs’ effect on the expression of interferon (IFN) signaling pathway intermediates.
The fellow will drive this project, which is derivative of our currently funded R-01. The project will make use of cell culture, transfection/transduction, gene editing and silencing techniques (e.g., CRISPR-cas9, si/shRNA), immunoblotting, qRT-PCR, co-Immunoprecipitation, flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, DNA/RNA extraction, library preparation, analysis of high throughput sequencing data and chromatin immunoprecipitation as well as other traditional cellular and molecular biology techniques. Prior work experience with animals such as transgenic mice and xenograft models of cancer would be a plus.
Candidates must have a recent Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry or cancer biology and a strong publication record. He/she should demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English and in communicating scientific research findings accurately. Strong writing skills are essential, as well as a track record of first authorship for peer reviewed publications. The candidate must be able to conduct independent research while collaborating with others.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae (CV) to Dr. Seema Khan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.