Commensurate with NIH Pay Scale and accumulated post-doctoral research experience
Description of Duties:
A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Li Lab in the Department of Urology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. We focus on clinical/translational/basic research of bladder cancer. The goal of our research is to investigate the molecular mechanisms for which urothelial cancer confers sensitivity or resistance to chemotherapy or immunotherapy. We will identify clinically-relevant mutations using next generation sequencing in patients enrolled in clinical trials at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The impact of these mutations on biological function, drug response will be validated and characterized using state-of-art molecular biology technology, cell culture, PDX model (patient derived xenograft) and genetic mouse models. Our long-term goal is to translate our laboratory findings to benefit patients and individualize treatment options based on tumor’s features. The successful candidate will lead a project in one of these areas and have the opportunity to develop independent ideas aligning with the broad goals of the lab. Roswell Park Cancer Institute, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, is a highly collaborative environment, with outstanding opportunities to interact with clinicians at the forefront of translational research.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in cancer biology, genetics or related field Candidates preferred with experience in ANY of the following areas: 1) Strong background in cancer biology 2) Experience in cell culture, mouse genetic models and applying computational approaches to the analysis of biological data.
Interested candidates may send application materials to: Qiang.Li@roswellpark.org:
1) Cover letter detailing previous research experience and specific interest in our lab
3) Names and contact information of three academic references