Postdoctoral Fellow – Cancer Biology and Signaling
- H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
- Location: Tampa, FL
- Job Number: 7074778 (Ref #: hlj_29046)
- Posting Date: Feb 4, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Research over the past several years has shown that pathways regulating processes such as cell fate decision and organ size control also play pivotal roles during tumorigenesis. While many of the individual signal transduction pathways have been outlined, a major ongoing challenge has been to integrate these findings into a comprehensive map of cellular signaling networks and understand the interactions between the various pathways. This information is critical to our understanding of the mechanisms underlying normal physiological function and the consequences of dysregulation under pathological conditions such as cancer. The laboratory of Dr. Joseph Kissil is recruiting a Postdoc Fellow to work on this research.
In particular, we are focused on undersanding the molecular basis of Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). Our group employs a host of molecular and model-based approaches to studying signaling pathways regulated by small GTP-binding proteins from the Ras and Rac families and how these pathways crosstalk with pathways controlling cell fate and organ size control, such as the Hippo/YAP pathway.
• Use cutting-edge technologies (novel in vivo imaging technologies and genetically engineered mouse models of cancer) as platforms of discovery.
• Create and refine new tools using non-traditional models of cancer to understand resistance to the development of cancer.
• Work within a multidisciplinary team on projects highly relevant to human disease.
• Extensive opportunities to develop new skills in molecular and cellular biology, in the development and analysis of animal models and identification and assessment of novel therapeutic approaches.
• Work closely with Dr. Kissil on the postdoctoral fellow’s career development (e.g., grant/manuscript writing, scientific presentations, networking).
The Ideal Candidate:
• Has excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a team.
• Experience with molecular biology and cell base techniques are highly desirable.
• Experience with mouse models of cancer is desirable.
• Work independently and has a strong desire to develop independent projects.
• Design and execute experiments; analyze and interpret data.
• Regularly present findings to the lab and to the Moffitt community.
• Write manuscripts, postdoctoral fellowships and assist with other funding applications.
Credentials and Qualifications:
• Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree.
Interested applicants should send a single PDF file that includes a cover letter summarizing their research training and accomplishments, a personal statement of scientific interests and goals, current CV with recent publications, and contact information for three references to Dr. Joe Kissil at JKissil@scripps.edu.
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