Postdoctoral Position Available in a Cancer Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory
A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the area of cancer and molecular epidemiology in a fast-paced laboratory in the Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.Our group conducts molecular studies utilizing emerging “omics” technologies to develop biomarkers of disease, exposure and susceptibility in the study of lymphoma, leukemia, and other cancers. Our research also combines experimental and bioinformatics approaches to identify and characterize germline and somatic gene variants involved in cancer predisposition and progression. Ongoing projects include population-based case-control GWAS, next-generation whole genome, exome and target resequencing studies, and eQTL analyses to identify disease susceptibility genes. We offer an excellent team-oriented research environment and opportunities for career advancement. Projects can be tailored to suit the successful candidate’s research interests and expertise.
Perform molecular studies in human biospecimens and tumor tissues to develop novel cancer biomarkers
Perform functional studies to further characterize gene variants associated with disease pathogenesis
Lead and conduct various aspects of research projects, and manage the involvement of lab staff and graduate and undergraduate students in study tasks, as needed
Develop or modify study materials for manuscript development and presentation to scientific audiences
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology, genetics, genetic epidemiology, or equivalent
Advanced laboratory skills in “omics” applications (i.e., genomics, transcriptomics, miRNAomics, methylomics)
Excellent verbal/written/technical skills and demonstrated competence in scientific publication
Ability to relate well with other staff, take initiative and become an integral member of the research team
A strong research background in molecular epidemiology, hematology, and/or bioinformatics/data-miningwould be an advantage.