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Post Doc Fellow, Cancer Biology

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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, is hiring for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Fan Laboratory (https://researchdirectory.uc.edu/p/fanyb). Fan lab has major research interests in vascular biology, metabolism and tumor microenvironment. We currently focus on the elucidation of molecular mechanisms underlying vascular diseases and tumor 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.

Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee.  Appointments shall not exceed five (5) years; however, short extensions may be granted when necessary to complete a critical research project.

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.
  • Communicate actively with the project team, ensuring that relevant information and issues in implementing projects/experiments are captured in a comprehensive and timely manner.
  • Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members as well.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Physiology, Pharmacology, Biology, or a related field required. 

Required Education

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

Required Experience

  • Research experience in vascular diseases, breast cancer biology, or tumor microenvironment.

  • Prior experience in animal studies and surgical procedures.

  • Experience to independently design and conduct experiments

How To Apply

We offer competitive packages, including NIH standard salary plus university benefits. Cincinnati is a beautiful and affordable place to live. To apply, please submit your application on the University of Cincinnati jobs website and send your CV/Biosketch and contact information of 3 references to the PI, Dr. Yanbo Fan, via email fanyb@uc.edu.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


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).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 68521 


Post Doc Fellow, Cancer Biology

Date:  Sep 4, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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