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Post Doc Fellow - Cancer Biology

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Date: Sep 13, 2017

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Post Doc Fellow

College of Medicine

Department of Cancer Biology

 

The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica

 

UC is one of the largest employers in the Cincinnati region, employing over 15,000 full time and part time faculty, staff and student workers. The College of Medicine, Department of Cancer Biology is looking for a Post Doc Fellow. This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.

 

Job Summary/Duties: The laboratory of Dr. Susan Waltz in the Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine currently has a postdoctoral fellow position open.   The position is available under an Institutional T32 Training Program in Cancer Therapeutics sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and requires US citizenship or the applicant to possess a Green Card. The Waltz laboratory utilizes cutting edge genetic tools, including gene-targeted mice, to study the role of receptor tyrosine kinases and growth factors in cancer pathogenesis. We have shown that the Ron receptor tyrosine kinase and its ligand play fundamental roles in breast and prostate tumorigenesis. Our research into the mechanisms by which this receptor mediates cancer progression have revealed novel interactions between tumor epithelia cells and cells of the innate immune system (such as macrophages) which are linked through this signaling cascade. We have ongoing projects focused on defining the mechanisms coupling Ron signaling in tumor cells to cells in the tumor microenvironment with an emphasis on regulation of anti-tumor immunity. These projects would be ideally suited to a postdoctoral fellow with experience in murine tumor models, FACS analyses, immune cell manipulation, cell culture, RNA quantitation and IHC.  Please check out the following website for additional details http://med.uc.edu/cancerbiology/labs/waltz-laboratory.  Additional information or questions regarding the project can be obtained by email at susan.waltz@uc.edu. Please submit a CV, the names and contact information for three references, and a description of your research experience along with your application.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Highly motivated candidates who have obtained a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degree within the last 5 years.  Due to federal grant specifications, applicants must be citizens of the United States or currently possess a Green Card are eligible to apply.

 

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.

 

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

 

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