Department: Biochem and Molecular Biology 50000510
Reg-Temp: Full-Time Regular
A postdoctoral position in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department at UNMC is currently available. This position will involve molecular biology, and mouse models to study pancreatic cancer. The potential candidate is expected to perform various molecular biology, cell and tissue culture techniques, handling and management of mouse colony, generation of GEM models to study pancreatic cancer progression and metastasis as well as testing of novel combination therapies against lethal PC. A postdoc will also identify novel signaling pathways associated with drug resistance, and metastasis using cell lines/preclinical mouse models through high-throughput technology opting global gene analysis. In addition, he will investigate the role of miRNAs in pancreatic cancer and their restoration in combination with chemotherapeutic drugs using in vitro co-culture, ex-vivo and in vivo mouse model systems.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or MD and prior experience in molecular biology and animal handling.
He/she should have at least two years of research experience. Strong background in cancer biology, working with genetically engineered mice. A candidate should have publications as the first author in the peer-reviewed journals.
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska. Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges, two institutes and a graduate studies program, serving nearly 4,000 students in more than two dozen programs. Our physician assistant program was recently ranked ninth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our primary care program was ranked 17. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country.
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