We are actively searching for talented and highly motivated postdocs and graduate students as well as undergraduate researchers to study mechanobiology in cancer research. If you are interested in any position, please send your CV and research statement to Tae-Hyung.
We are currently hiring a Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Applications are being accepted for a postdoctoral fellow position in the laboratory of Dr. Tae-Hyung Kim at The University of New Mexico School of Medicine to study the regulatory role of tumor mechanotype in cancer progression.
One postdoctoral position is available to work in the area of cancer mechanobiology. The lab focuses on the regulatory roles of tumor mechanotypes, both cancer cells and tumor microenvironment, on disease progression, especially on breast cancer metastasis. We also aim to identify upstream environmental cues that regulate tumor mechanotypes, to delineate its underlying molecular mechanisms, and to investigate molecular mediators as novel therapeutic targets. The candidates are expected to exhibit strong interests and expertise in cancer biology, mechanobiology, or cell biology. Please see our web page for more details on our research program: https://hsc.unm.edu/medicine/departments/pathology/research/labs/kim.html
The position is suitable for a highly-motivated and career-oriented candidate holding a recent Ph.D. (including Ph.D. candidates) or equivalent doctorate in Biochemistry, Cell Biology or a related discipline. The ideal candidate will have (1) a strong background in mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, or cell biology, (2) strong verbal and written communication skills, and (3) high-quality peer-reviewed research publications in a field relevant to the position.
The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a result of a major expansion which led to a 10-fold increase in NIH-funded research, UNM-HSC hosts an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, a Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), a Spatio-Temporal Modeling Center, a Brain and Behavior Health Institute (which is getting a Bruker 7T system, thanks to funding from an NIH S10 award (S10 OD021598), and an NIH Roadmap-funded high throughput molecular screening center. World-class shared facilities include flow cytometry, microscopy, genomics and bioinformatics. Nearby institutions include the UNM main campus including Departments of Biology and Chemistry and School of Engineering and Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, and Sandia and Los Alamos National Labs which fuel many projects related to engineering or requiring massive computing power.
Albuquerque is in the high desert, between 5,000 and 6,000 ft above sea level and offers an outstanding arid climate with over 300 sunny days per year. It was recently ranked by Kiplinger magazine as #3 amongst 50 smart places to live in the U.S. and offers nearby hiking, mountain biking, skiing, camping, fly fishing and many other outdoor activities.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with research experience and background they are based upon the NIH Ruth Kirschenstein Postdoctoral Fellow Scale.
If you are interested, please email your (1) curriculum vitae, (2) a brief statement of research experience, interests, and career goal, and (3) contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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