Postdoctoral Scholar

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Job posting number: #7224578

Posted: March 4, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: 56,484-63,852

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Ovarian Cancer Research Laboratory led by Drs. Lengyel and Kenny is seeking highly motivated postdocs to join our laboratory’s efforts to understand human ovarian cancer biology. Our laboratory studies the role of the microenvironment in ovarian cancer development and progression; using knowledge gained to develop novel treatments for metastatic ovarian cancer. The postdoc will have the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary environment in close collaboration with physicians, device fabrication engineers, statisticians, and molecular and systems biologists at the University of Chicago.

The postdoc will map all cell types in the female reproductive system and ovarian cancer tumors with a focus on site-specific cell-cell interactions, their response to environmental cues, and their role in ovarian cancer pathogenesis and progression. We aim to evaluate the function of different cell types using state-of-the-art, high-throughput ‘omics’ techniques.

Job Requirements:

· PhD, MD, or equivalent doctoral degree in systems biology, molecular biology, cancer biology, biochemistry, chemical or biomedical engineering

· Record of scientific achievement through publications and presentations

· Strong track record in design and execution of experiments and a passion for translational science

· Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English

· Ability to conduct research independently; interest in mechanistic research

· Superb problem solving skills

· Exceptional interpersonal skills

· Impeccable wet lab skills

· Experience with flow cytometry, optical microscopy, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, molecular biology, and sequencing are strongly desired

· Familiarity with spatial proteomics and bioinformatics will be advantageous

Please email Ernst Lengyel at [email protected] with a brief statement regarding research interests, CV, and a list of two references with their email addresses.

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