Job Title: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – DNA Repair Post Doctoral Fellow
Job Number: 58195
Location: Greater New York City Area/New Jersey, US
Gulhati Laboratory at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – DNA Repair/Cancer Genetics Postdoctoral Fellow Position
A fully funded postdoctoral fellow position is available for a highly motivated candidate in the Gulhati laboratory at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The lab takes an integrated approach employing a diverse array of experimental models and cutting-edge techniques to conduct mechanistic and translational studies in pancreatic cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers.
Current projects in the lab focus on: i) signaling pathways downstream of KRAS that mediate cross-talk between pancreatic cancer cells and the stromal microenvironment including immune cells and fibroblasts; ii) the immunosuppressive microenvironment in pancreatic tumors and identification of novel therapeutic targets to increase efficacy of immune checkpoint therapy and chemotherapy; iii) identification and functional validation of novel genes and pathways driving initiation, metastasis and therapeutic resistance of gastrointestinal cancers. Our overarching goal is to identify new vulnerabilities and novel treatments that can be translated to the clinic.
The postdoctoral fellow will gain research experience in the areas of cellular and molecular biology, DNA damage repair, tumor microenvironment, mouse models of cancer and translational research using human biospecimens. Research findings will be published in high impact journals, along with opportunities to present work at national and international meetings.
The selected candidate for this position will have the following attributes:
1) Ph.D. training in Cancer genetics or cell/molecular biology or related discipline
2) Experience in DNA damage repair research and cellular/molecular biology techniques.
3) Capable of working independently and have excellent communication and writing skills.
4) References confirming candidate’s ability to work in an inter-disciplinary, highly collaborative environment and interact with basic scientists, computational biologists, translational researchers and clinicians as part of a NCI designated cancer center.
5) Personal factors that will allow a 3–4-year commitment to the research project.
Salary is consistent with NIH guidelines with annual reappointments. J-1 visa sponsorship will be offered, no H-1 visa.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter with career goals, CV to [Please click the Apply button for the link or email].
Application Deadline: 2023-09-30