Postdoctoral position to study Long Non-Coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in Breast Cancer

Organization
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Job Location
One Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Salary
Commensurate with level of experience
Job Description

A postdoctoral position is currently available, in the laboratory of Dr. David L. Spector, for a highly motivated outstanding individual to study Long Non-Coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in Breast Cancer Progression. lncRNAs are an exciting class of thousands of RNAs among which very few have thus far been functionally characterized. We recently performed an RNA-seq screen in mouse mammary tumors and organoids vs normal mammary glands and identified differentially expressed lncRNAs. The proposed studies will build upon these findings and use innovative methods, including patient-derived tumor organoids, to interrogate the functional role of specific lncRNAs in mammary tumor initiation, progression, and metastasis, as well a their potential as therapeutic targets. Experience in molecular biology, mouse models, breast cancer, and genomic analysis is a plus.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory provides a highly dynamic and interactive environment for scientific research. In addition, our Meetings and Courses program provides an opportunity for interacting with a broad range of researchers and exposure to timely advances in many areas of scientific research.

Interested individuals within one year of receiving or having received their Ph.D. should send their CV, a statement of research accomplishments and interest in this position, and the names of 3 references to Dr. David L. Spector ([email protected]). Please visit our web site at http://spectorlab.labsites.cshl.edu.

Requirements

Ph.D. in cell or molecular biology. Experience in mouse models, breast cancer, and genomic analysis is a plus.

Applicants are also required to apply for this position via the CSHL website at: https://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/12155

Position Number 01851-R

Please also send CV, a brief research statement, and contact information of three references.

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

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Website: https://www.cshl.edu

How to Apply

Applicants are also required to apply for this position via the CSHL website at: https://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/12155

Position Number 01851-R

About Our Organization

Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is a preeminent international research institution, achieving breakthroughs in molecular biology and genetics and enhancing scientific knowledge worldwide.

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