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Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Surgery

Richmond

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Surgery

  • req1790
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
  • Surgery
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
The Findlay Lab in the Department of Surgery and Massey Cancer Center located at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia is recruiting for motivated and skilled researchers for two (2) Postdoctoral positions. The chosen candidates will lead experiments on a federally funded project to investigate ‘lifestyle associated reactive metabolites and their negative impact on breast cancer risk’. Predominantly using cell line and dietary mouse models, the postdoctoral researchers will investigate the effects of Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) on epithelial-fibroblast cross talk in the mammary gland microenvironment and its consequences to breast cancer risk.

Further information on our research interests can be found at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvwMXqyrKG0

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/how-we-cook-our-food-is-killing-us-scientists-in-sc-knowwhy/article_1a528150-660c-11e9-b22a-cff0cf48136a.html

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD, MD, or MD/PhD required
  • Requires an in-depth knowledge of relevant disciplines, processes or specialized fields
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a team member at VCU is required



Additional Qualifications:
  • Prior experience in cancer biology, normal development or cell biology
  • Track record of productivity and independence
  • Experience with mouse models is preferred but not required
  • Driven to be an independent scientist


Additional Information:

This is a restricted position with no set end date and continued employment is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance.

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine is a premier academic medical center located in the heart of Richmond. Accounting for almost half of VCU’s sponsored research, the School of Medicine is internationally recognized for patient care and education. VCU School of Medicine comprises 18 clinical departments, eight basic health science departments, and 11 affiliated institutes and centers, and provides preeminent education to physicians and scientists in order to improve the quality of healthcare for humanity.

The School of Medicine continuously strives for our workplace and learning environment to reflect the demographic and social milieu of the communities we serve. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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