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Post Doc Fellow, Cancer Biology

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 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, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

As one of the first medical schools in the United States, 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.


A full time Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of David Plas, PhD in the Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Skilled scientists with interests in kinase signaling pathways, tumor cell metabolism, and/or apoptosis resistance are invited to join the Plas Laboratory in the effort to discover rationally developed strategies to treat glioblastoma, the most aggressive primary brain cancer. The position is supported by R01 and endowed research funds.


The successful candidate will team with the Principal Investigator to investigate S6K and AXL kinase targeting in glioblastoma.  The incumbent will conduct research, analyze data and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of the University of Cincinnati.


The UC College of Medicine trains best-in-class health care professionals and develops cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients.  Cincinnati is a vibrant city with a sprawling metropolitan area that is home to beautiful parks, historical architecture, museums, a symphony orchestra, ballet, major league sports, outdoor adventures, a picturesque river valley, and has received accolades as a smart city with livable communities.

Essential Functions

  • Perform experimental analysis using techniques in cell culture, spheroid culture, signaling pathway analysis, and/or metabolomic analysis.  Maintain the laboratory’s mouse lines which may include management of mouse breeding and colony, genotyping and phenotyping, drug administration and surgical procedures.
  • Gather and analyze data and develop new ideas that promote current research.
  • Thoroughly document scientific activities in physical and online notes.
  • Prepare data summaries, reports, manuscripts and presentations of research results.
  • Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentation; may assist in grant writing.
  • Keep informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance professional expertise.
  • Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies, as needed.
  • May teach techniques to others, train, and mentor junior research staff.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities. 
  • Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members as well. 
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Doctoral Degree in a related field.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Laboratory research experience in Cancer Biology, Cell Biology or related field. 
  • Track record of collaboration and productivity.
  • Evidence of strengths in communication and/or computational analysis.

Physical Requirements

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.


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: 84261 


Post Doc Fellow, Cancer Biology

Date:  Nov 29, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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