Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer and Inflammation Research at the Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases - Physiology-(1500007D)
The focus of the laboratory is signaling mechanisms involved in vascular diseases, inflammation and cancer. Specifically we aim to understand the functions of trypsin-like serine proteases and their inhibitors as regulators of growth factor and protease-activated receptor signaling, and to investigate their potential as targets for diagnostic applications or rational drug-based therapies for ovarian and colon cancers, venous thrombosis, and inflammation.
Techniques include knockout and transgenic mouse models for determining essential gene functions, microarray, tissue array and proteomics approaches, enzyme assays, recombinant DNA, PCR, mutagenesis and gene knockdown approaches, cell and tumor imaging in vitro and in vivo, and angiogenesis, invasion and migration assays.
Successful candidates will have at a minimum a recent PhD in a biomedical field, demonstration of success in publication and presentation, and familiarity or expertise in many of the techniques utilized by the lab. Expertise in tumor models in mice is preferred but not required.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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