A Scientist I position is available at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center to study the molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of novel tumor suppressors that play important roles in cancer progression and metastasis.
The project involves the characterization of signal transduction pathways governing the phosphatase activity and investigation of the tumor suppressor function of the phosphatase using mouse models.
A PhD degree in cancer biology (or other biomedical research fields) and background in molecular and cellular biology, signaling transduction, cancer biology, and mouse models are required. Previous experience working with protein phosphatases, regulation of cancer metabolism and genetically modified mouse models of colon cancer is preferred.
IEBC – Internal Employee Being Considered
Microsoft Office Suite, Western blotting, DNA/RNA isolation and analysis, Flow cytometry, Isolation of primary cancer cells and adipocytes, Cell culture including 3D culture system, Maintaining mouse, cancer research, signal transduction.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
PhD with 5 years experience with cancer biology
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