Postdoctoral Research Associate - Mellon College of Science

Pennsylvania (US)
04 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Summary

The Mellon College of Science (MCS) is home to four departments and many programs and research centers that cross disciplines. We approach scientific problems from fresh angles using creative interdisciplinary approaches while drawing on our departmental strengths in the core sciences. MCS faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research in a variety of fields, including polymer science, cosmology, mathematical finance and neuroscience.

The laboratory of Dr. Huaiyang Zhang in the Department of Biological Sciences is looking for motivated candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The major focus of the lab is to dissect how phase transition organizes biochemistry in cells with novel optogenetic tools and other multidisciplinary approaches. This postdoctoral position specifically aims to elucidate how phase transition of nuclear bodies associated with telomeres in telomerase-free cancer cells contributes to cancer cell growth. The long-term goal is to develop therapeutic strategies targeting the phase transition process. This is a well-developed project with exciting preliminary data obtained, and an excellent opportunity if you are seeking a stimulating interdisciplinary work environment.

In this role, your responsibilities will include literature search, experimental design, data collection and analysis, manuscript writing and conference presentations. A Ph.D. in a STEM field is required, and expertise in cell biology, cancer biology, biochemistry, engineering or biophysics are welcome to apply.

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