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Post=Doctoral Fellow - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


Post=Doctoral Fellow - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

  • req538
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology / 1542
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
Post-Doctoral Fellow - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Job Summary

A postdoctoral research position is available to investigate how p53 mutations may lead to oncogenesis including devising and optimizing strategies to specifically target cancers carrying gain-of-function (GOF) p53 mutant. The research involves studies on mechanism of gain of oncogenic function by mutant p53 (see “The oncogenicity of tumor-derived mutant p53 is enhanced by the recruitment of PLK3. Vaughan CA, Singh S, Subler MA, Windle JJ, Inoue K, Fry EA, Pillappa R, Grossman SR, Windle B, Andrew Yeudall W, Deb SP, Deb S. Nat Commun. 2021 12:20928-8 PMID: 33514736) as well as innovative targeting of GOF mutant p53 for therapeutic benefit. These positions provide excellent mentoring and training opportunities.

Essential Qualifications:

We seek talented applicants with a PhD, MD or MD/Phd in Cancer Biology/ Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology or closely related fields with experience with DNA cloning, immunostaining, and viruses along with mouse breeding and mouse tumor studies.

Preferred Qualifications:

-- Excellent verbal and written scientific communication skills with experience in writing proposals and manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications.

-- Hands-on experience in cancer molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology and/or pharmacology.

-- Ability to design and perform experiments, and to analyze and interpret data.

-- Ability to maintain detailed documentation through electronic and notebook means.

-- Ability to work independently as well as ability to work professionally and efficiently within the research group as a team player.

-- Commitment to diversity.

Position will remain open until filled.

This is a restricted position with a set end date; continued employment is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and/or performance.



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