Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job Number: 69552

Location: Torrance, US

Job Description

The Wang lab at the Lundquist Institute in Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is seeking several highly motivated postdoctoral fellows or research scientists interested in DNA repair, RNA modification and genome stability in cancer initiation and treatment. These positions are fully funded by a NIH/NCI grant for 5 years.  The lab locates in Torrance CA, about 10 minutes to the beach and 30 minutes to the UCLA main campus.

 

Our laboratory aims to understand the key mechanisms by which BRCA1/2 protein to prevent breast or ovarian cancer development. Our recently work focuses on the interplay between BRCA1/2 and the m6A RNA modification in the genome stability. We aim to understand how the m6A modification regulates the R-loop metabolism in both normal and malignant cells. We are also interested in the roles of BRCA1/2 in m6A modification.  We have developed several mouse models to address these questions.  The lab employs both biochemical and genetic tools to dissect these mechanisms at both molecular and tissue levels.  

Candidates with MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degrees and strong background in caner biology or molecular biology or animal models are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with mouse models and surgical experience is a plus but not required. Successful candidates will be expected to work independently to lead projects and exhibit excellent communication and organization skills. The compensation follows the NIH and UCLA guidelines.

Please submit your curriculum vitae with the contact information of 2 references and a cover letter to Dr. Hua Wang. For further consideration. Questions and inquiries about the position are welcome.

Application Deadline: 2024-04-30

 

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