A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Ru Chen in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine at the University of Washington to study GI cancers. This is a full-time position on an annual, 12 month appointment. The laboratory has long term interest in studying tumorigenesis of GI-tract cancers, in particular pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer, emphasizing on the development of new strategies for early cancer detection. The new postdoctoral fellow will be primarily working on projects to investigate neoplastic progression of chronic inflammation associated colorectal cancer, and develop molecular biomarkers for detection of dysplasia and early cancer. Additional projects could include development of biomarkers for early detection of pancreatic cancer. The major technologies applied in these projects include genomics, proteomics and wide-range of immunoassays/immunostainings.
The successful candidate should have a recent PhD in molecular biology or related biological science fields. Knowledge and experience in cancer biology is desirable. The candidates should have a strong publication record, excellent communication skills, be highly self-motivated and work well in a team.
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Please email CV, contact information for three references, and a statement of research experience and goals to Dr. Ru Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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