- University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Location: Albuquerque, NM
- Job Number: 7062558
- Posting Date: Dec 2, 2019
Job DescriptionThe University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center is the Official Cancer Center of New Mexico and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in a 500-mile radius. One of the premier cancer centers nationwide, the UNM CCC has more than 125 board-certified oncology physicians, forming New Mexico’s largest cancer care team. It treats about 60 percent of adults and virtually all the children in New Mexico diagnosed with cancer — more than 10,000 people— from every county in the state in more than 135,000 clinic visits each year. Through its partnership with the New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance, an “exemplary national model for cancer health care delivery,” the UNM CCC offers access to more than 175 clinical trials to New Mexicans in every part of the state. Annual research funding of almost $60 million supports the UNM CCC’s 130 cancer scientists. Working with partners at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, and New Mexico State University, they have developed new diagnostics and drugs for leukemia, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, liver and pancreatic cancer, brain cancer, and melanoma. Learn more at www.cancer.unm.edu
Postdoctoral position (s) are immediately available to investigate the mechanisms of breast cancer brain metastasis, notably the biology and therapeutic utilities of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) - the “seeds “of metastatic disease -. This position is of high relevance and the postdoctoral fellow will be responsible of implementing pioneering projects in the cell and molecular biology of metastatic specificity to brain; involving the use of human cell lines, animal models, and clinical samples reflective of disease status. Ph.D. is required. Also a postdoctoral position needed for the study of molecular determinants underlying tumor metastasis, invasion, and angiogenesis. This position will be responsible for implementing pioneering projects in the cell/molecular biology of target organ metastatic specificity, focused (but not only) to brain metastasis. Ph.D. is required.
Candidates must possess:
1) A strong laboratory experience with a profound knowledge and experience with cutting-edge molecular biology technologies, experimental animal proficiency (eg, mammary fat pad/subcutaneous-IV/intracardiac and/or intracarotid tumor cell injections in nude/SCID-hu mice), biomaging, and strong abilities to work independently and with self-initiative.
2) Abilities to vigorously pursue scientific projects, both conceptually and experimentally, with pro-active thinking and action;
3) An inner motivation to succeed in a highly focused scientific environment;
4) Highest work ethic and scientific integrity.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with research experience and background and based off of the Ruth Kirschenstein Postdoctoral Fellow Scale. Please send inquiries, including a complete Curriculum Vitae and References (e-mails are OK) to:
Dario Marchetti, Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Molecular Medicine
Phone: (505) 272-7937
Division of Molecular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
Cancer Research Facility, MSC07 4025 2325 Camino de Salud
Tel: (505) 272-7937