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Postdoctoral Opportunities

Dr. Lucia Borriello

Post-doctoral positions are available in the Borriello laboratory, located in the Department of Cancer and Cellular Biology in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Philadelphia (US).

Our lab focuses on understanding the mechanisms of dormancy and metastatic recurrence, with a particular emphasis on the role of the tumor microenvironment. We use a multi-disciplinary approach to study the biology of metastasis, integrating cell signaling, biochemistry, molecular biology, multiplex tissue imaging, several mouse models, and in vivo intravital imaging.

The Borriello Lab is a new lab in the field of Cancer Dormancy & Metastasis and is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow and research assistant to join the research team. We collaborate with investigators from both within the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and Fox Chase Cancer Center. We have access to state-of-the-art technologies in genomics, in vivo models and intravital imaging. The successful candidates will have the unique opportunity to work in a dynamic and stimulating academic environment, at a top-notch institution in the US. We are committed to building an inclusive environment that support professional development and scientific discoveries.

To learn more about our research please visit:

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a brief summary of your research experience and why you are interested in our lab, and a list of three references to:

Lucia Borriello, PhD
Assistant Professor

Postdoctoral Opportunities in the Torres-Ayuso Lab

A postdoctoral position is available starting immediately for a highly-motivated, enthusiastic individual in the group of Dr. Pedro Torres-Ayuso in the Department of Cancer and Cellular Biology at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

About the lab

The Torres-Ayuso lab conducts basic and translational research to identify new therapeutic targets and mechanisms of therapy resistance in lung and head and neck cancers. We utilize a multidisciplinary approach that expands from functional genomics and chemical biology to translational studies in patient-derived xenografts. The lab has active collaborations with other investigators from Temple University and the Fox Chase Cancer Center. For more information, please visit

Available postdoctoral research projects include:

1) Using chemical and genetic approaches to elucidate catalytic-dependent and -independent oncogenic functions of amplified protein kinases in lung and head and neck squamous cell carcinomas.

2) Generating protein-degrader compounds that target amplified kinases in lung squamous cell carcinoma, generating screening systems to test these degraders, and evaluating these compounds as a therapeutic approach in lung squamous cell carcinoma.

3) Investigating a novel mechanism of Hippo pathway regulation in lung and head and neck squamous cell carcinomas.

For additional information about our research program, please visit

Required Qualifications

We are looking for candidates with a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) or close to obtaining their doctoral degree in cancer biology, molecular biology, chemical biology, or a related area. Practical experience with molecular and cellular biology techniques, as well as at least one peer-reviewed first-author publication, is required. Experience with 3D-cell cultures or animal models is desired. Applicants should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to conduct research independently and collaboratively. A competitive stipend and a generous benefits package commensurate with experience will be provided. The Torres-Ayuso lab is committed to providing a respectful and highly collaborative environment to support the professional development of the selected candidate.

Application Details

To apply, please email a copy of your curriculum vitae, a cover letter briefly describing your past research experience and future career goals, and the names/phone numbers/emails of three references to:

Dr. Pedro Torres-Ayuso, Ph.D.
Department of Cancer and Cellular Biology
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19140

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