1+ months

Postdoctoral Scholar, Cancer Treatment and Research

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Postdoctoral Scholar, Cancer Treatment and Research
Requisition Number FE02289
Working Title
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education

Recent PhD or MD/PhD in biomedical sciences

Required Related Experience

Experience in molecular and cell biology

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Ren Xu within the Markey Cancer Center and Department of Pharmacology & Nutritional Sciences at the University of Kentucky. The NIN/NCI funded projects involve molecular biology, patient-derived and transgenic mouse models, and omics approaches to understand function and regulation of tumor microenvironment in breast cancer metastasis and drug resistance, with the overall long-term goal of identifying novel targets from tumor microenvironment for cancer treatment.

Representative publications from the laboratory can be found in Cancer Research 2012 (PMID: 22350413), Nature Cell Biol 2012 (PMID:22581054), Cancer Research 2015 (PMID: 25744716), ACS Nano 2015(PMID: 26387848), Breast Cancer Res 2018 (PMID: 30285809), Nature Communication 2018 (PMID: 30367042), and PNAS 2020.

Highly motivated candidates with a recent PhD or MD/PhD in biomedical sciences, experience in molecular and cell biology, and strong 1st author publication record are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates are expected to aggressively pursue their research projects and participate in a number of collaborations. Salary will be at or above published guidelines of the National Institutes of Health, with travel funds available to attend national and international meetings.

To apply, please send a cover letter containing a statement of your research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Applicants may contact Dr. Ren Xu via email: ren.xu2010@uky.edu with questions.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Skills in mouse experiments is preferred, but not required.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Highly motivated candidates with strong 1st author publication record are encouraged to apply.

Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2020-02-20 Expires: 2020-04-22

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