Postdoctoral Fellow to Investigate the function of non-coding RNAs in the tumor microenvironment.
The Anand laboratory is broadly interested in identifying and characterizing non-coding RNAsin the host cells that promote tumor progression. Our work involves molecular biology techniques (Expression profiling, functional genomics, qPCR, cloning), cell biology (Confocal imaging, 3D cell culture, flow cytometry, bioluminescence assays) and uses both in vitro and in vivo model systems and samples from human tumors. Our goal is to both understand the functional role of non-coding RNAs and seek ways to exploit these molecules for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes in human cancer. The fellow will be responsible for performing molecular and cell biology experiments in the laboratory with human cell lines/tissues, mice and murine tissues.
We are interested in highly motivated, recent PhD/MD/MD-PhD graduates (within the last year) in Immunology/Tumor biology/Cell biology or other relevant areas. Candidates should have at least one published or in press first author paper in a good journal. We are particularly interested in candidates that can contribute to either of two broad areas of investigation in the lab: RNA therapeutics in mouse models of cancer/cardiovascular disease or Cell engineering/Synthetic Biology approaches to enhance immune responses in the tumor microenvironment.
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