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Postdoctoral Fellow – Molecular Medicine
July 17, 2017 - September 8, 2017
Postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the laboratories of Drs. Rong Li and Yanfen Hu in the Department of Molecular Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas. We are part of an interdisciplinary translational research program that covers cancer biology, tumor microenvironment, and animal models of human diseases.
Exciting postdoctoral research projects are available in the following areas:
• Investigate the mechanism of breast tumor suppressor BRCA1 in DNA repair, and transcriptional regulation, and therapeutic resistance (Cell Cycle 14:437; Nature Communications 7:10913; Nature Communications 8:15908).
• Interrogate estrogen receptor signaling in tumor progression and antitumor immunity (Journal of Clinical Investigation 124:3378; Oncotarget 7:42585; Cancer Research 76:6964).
• Elucidate transcriptional regulation of energy metabolism in cardiac and adipose tissues (Nature Communications 4:1821; Cell Reports 7:79).
• Development of CRISPR-mediated genetic and epigenetic editing in vitro and in vivo.
See the following web link for more research description.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the largest university of health science in South Texas and one of four medical schools in the UT System. The affiliated Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) is one of the NCI-designated national cancer centers in the state of Texas. San Antonio is a vibrant big city with small town friendly atmosphere. The cost of living is very reasonable.
The applicant must have a PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences and a strong publication record. Working experience in standard molecular/cellular biology is desirable. Working experience with mouse genetics is preferred but not absolutely required. If interested, please provide curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. This position will not have a faculty title. All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.