A postdoctoral position is available in the Laboratory for Molecular Cancer Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Highly inquisitive postgraduates with strong interest in cancer biology are invited to apply to the laboratory of Dr. Athanassios Vassilopoulos (http://www.vassilopouloslab.com). The individual working in this position is expected to have training in cancer biology with proficiency in techniques involving molecular and cell biology, signal transduction, and mouse genetics. The Vassilopoulos lab is focused on the elucidation of mechanisms involved in aging and tumor development with a specific emphasis on sirtuin biology. In addition to our interest in basic mechanistic studies, the lab is conducting translational research focused on developing new interventions to increase response to treatments against different cancer types including radiation. The lab utilizes multidisciplinary approaches including high throughput screens, transcriptomics, proteomics, molecular biology, cell culture systems, generation/use of mouse models, and analysis of clinical samples. The lab possesses state-of-the-art equipment and is housed in a new, open-lab design research building.
The successful applicant will have the unique opportunity to work on exciting projects that address fundamental questions in the field of cancer biology. The postdoctoral fellow duties will include: organizing and implementing complex research plans, the development of new methods, testing and data collection, analysis and interpretation of data, writing detailed scientific reports and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
The ideal candidate should have fewer than three (3) years postdoctoral experience and a strong publication record in the field of cancer biology. Applicants must have a PhD degree with a record of innovative scientific accomplishment in graduate and/or post-graduate studies, as evidenced by the applicant’s PhD thesis and/or by first authorships in peer-reviewed journals. Previous work on the sirtuin biology field and/or mechanisms involved in radiation response will be considered a strength but is not required.
Northwestern University is one of the top-ranked universities in the country with a highly interactive scientific environment. The Feinberg School of Medicine is known for its pioneering research and is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. The Vassilopoulos laboratory is part of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center that has very recently earned “exceptional” rating from the National Cancer Institute. Lab is supported by NCI/NIH and several foundations. Salary and benefits will be competitive.
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, CV and 2 letters of reference to:
Athanassios Vassilopoulos, Ph.D.
Department of Radiation Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, 303 East Superior St, Rm 5-113
Chicago, IL, 60611
You can see the opening here: http://www.vassilopouloslab.com/news.html