Postdoctoral Cancer Researcher

UC San Francisco
Job Location
San Francisco, CA 94158
Job Description

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. 

Applicant Requirements: 
MD or PhD degree granted within the last 18 months.
Experience with Animal models and/or informatics is also required.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to submit an application and cover letter in one .pdf file. A curriculum vitae and description of present and future scientific endeavors would be helpful.

UCSF is a highly collaborative environment and our laboratory is closely linked with multiple basic and clinical programs within the cancer center as well as collaborators in the pharmaceutical industry, enabling us to test our translational hypotheses in clinical studies at the cancer center. Highly motivated candidates should email a single PDF with a cover letter and CV.

Electronic submissions in PDF format is preferred, and include the words "PostDoc2016" in the email subject line.

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