Postdoctoral position available in an NIH-funded laboratory at the University of California San Francisco Comprehensive Cancer Center for an outstanding candidate interested in the development of targeted approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic and lung cancers. Join us in the unique environment that is the Mission Bay Campus of UCSF.
We use cell lines, mouse models and clinical samples coupled with cutting edge bioinformatic approaches to examine the necessary pathways behind the deadliest RAS-driven human cancers. Beyond Ras genes, we have focused efforts in the microenvironment of pancreatic cancer and rare, druggable driver genes in lung adenocarcinoma.
We are also working to comprehensively model with high fidelity key aspects of complex human cancer genomes in syngeneic murine hosts using a combination of germline genetics and somatic allele delivery by CRISPR and cDNA systems.
These are difficult problems with large potential impact. Willingness to take risk, fail and recover is required in this position.
MD or PhD degree granted within the last 18 months.
Experience with Animal models and/or informatics is also required.