Post Doc Fellow, Cancer Biology, Fan Lab

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients.


The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Cancer Biology, would like to hire a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to join the laboratory of Dr. Yanbo Fan ( The Fan lab has major research interests in vascular biology, metabolism, and angiogenesis. We currently focus on the elucidation of molecular mechanisms underlying vascular diseases (atherosclerosis, aortic aneurysm, etc.) and angiogenesis using a combination of molecular, cellular, genomic, and mouse genetic (conditional knockout, transgenic, and mutant knock-in) approaches for the studies and translational research.

Essential Functions

  • Perform and conduct the research required by the faculty supervisor to a high standard and in accordance with all institutional and federal regulations.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
  • May support the development of proposals for research-related funding and grants.
  • Prepare data summaries, reports, manuscripts, and presentations of research results.
  • Communicate actively with the project team, ensuring that relevant information and issues in implementing projects/experiments are captured in a comprehensive and timely manner. May teach techniques to others, train and mentor junior research staff
  • Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and other faculty members as well.
  • Enthusiastic and highly self-motivated candidates who can work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Ability to work and collaborate effectively with students, faculty, and staff from various culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Perform related duties based on lab needs. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Doctoral Degree in the appropriate field or discipline, the recognized terminal degree, or the foreign equivalent.

Required Experience

  • In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
  • May require experience with specialized software programs. 

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Research experience in vascular diseases, metabolism, and angiogenesis.
  • Prior experience in animal studies and surgical procedures.
  • Experience in independently designing and conducting experiments.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at


For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at


The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


REQ: 95249 


Post Doc Fellow, Cancer Biology, Fan Lab

Date:  Jun 17, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Molecular Biology, Scientific, Vascular, Developer, Science, Engineering, Healthcare, Technology, Research