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Postdoctoral Opportunities at Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine

Fels Institute (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA) has several openings for a postdoctoral position in Cancer related fields. PIs with openings include:

  • Dr. Raza Zaidi (mechanism of UV induced malignancies)
  • Dr. Jonathan Soboloff (Modulation of Ca2+ signaling by STIM1)
  • Dr. Yi Zhang (Epigenetic regulation of T cell immunity)
     

Dr. Raza Zaidi
A postdoctoral position is available to investigate the role of Interferon-gamma in ultraviolet radiation-induced melanoma genesis (see Nature 469:548). Applicants should have a PhD, a background in mouse models of cancer, and proficiency in a range of molecular/cell biology, immunological and genomic techniques, including tissue culture, flow cytometry, microarrays, and immunocytochemistry. Experience with mice is a requirement. Experience with tumor immunology will be highly desirable. Candidate should be highly motivated, creative, with strong work ethic and ability to work independently as well as in collaborative research efforts. The position will be filled for one year with possible extension, and salary will be commensurate with experience. Please submit application electronically with curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names/phone numbers/emails of three people who can provide letters of reference to: Dr. Raza Zaidi, Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine, Temple School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Email: zaidi@temple.edu.

Dr. Jonathan Soboloff
I am interested in recruiting a new postdoctoral fellow to study numerous aspects of STIM-dependent Ca2+ signaling. The ideal candidate will have a recent PhD, at least 1 first author publication in a mid- to high-impact journal. Our interests include fundamental mechanisms regulating the generation of Ca2+ signals and their relevance to multiple aspects of immunology, cancer and bone physiology. However, as this lab has just received new funding to investigate T cell activation, the new lab member would be expected to work primarily in this area. Research techniques used in the lab include advanced microscopy approaches, Western analysis, ChIP, qPCR and general molecular biology.

The position is fulltime, with the expectation that the fellow will be independently motivated. As a postdoctoral fellow, the primary duty will be to complete scientific experiments towards the preparation of published works, although I will also support career development as appropriate and needed. The ideal candidate will keep up with relevant literature, contribute to scientific writing and present our research at international conferences with my full support.

Finally, as a senior lab member, I anticipate that the fellow will contribute to the training of junior lab members. When significant, these contributions will be recognized with authorship on publications.

US citizens/green card holders will have opportunities for external funding and will receive special consideration.

Please submit application electronically with curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the names/phone numbers/emails of three people who can provide letters of reference to: Dr. Jonathan Soboloff, Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Email: soboloff@temple.edu.

Dr. Yi Zhang
A postdoctoral position is available in Prof. Yi Zhang’s lab to explore new epigenetic approaches to boost T cell anti-tumor efficiency. The ideal candidate should have a recent PhD, with at least one 1st author publication. Background in immunology or cancer biology is preferred. Experience with mice handling (drug treatment especially tail vein injection) is a must as the lab relies on intensive work on mice models. Proficiency in cell culture, flow cytometry and routine molecular biology experiments such as PCR and western blot is required. The candidate should be highly motivated and able to work independently under the PI’s supervision, with strong scientific ethic. Please submit application electronically with CV, statement of interest and the names/phone number/emails of three references to: Dr. Yi Zhang, Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Email: yi.zhang@temple.edu.