Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cancer Biology

Washington University School of Medicine

Saint Louis, MS

Job posting number: #7064323

Posted: February 22, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A postdoc position is available in the Shao lab in the Division of Oncology at Washington University in St. Louis ( We are a multidisciplinary cancer biology lab interested in deconvoluting complex biology of multi-functional proteins, with a particular interest in the influence of subcellular localization and post-translational modification. Currently, we are studying two multi-functional cancer regulators, the small actin-binding factor profilin-1 and the polyubiquitin-selective AAA+ ATPase p97/VCP, with regard to their dynamic, spatially-defined moonlighting functions in epigenetics and DNA damage response. Highly curious and self-motivated candidates with a deep interest in cancer biology are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have strong theoretical background in molecular and cellular biology as well as proficiencies in laboratory techniques including tissue culture, immunoprecipitation, Western blot, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, quantitative PCR, and chromatin IP. Knowledge in epigenetics and DNA damage response and technical experiences in animal tumor models, deep sequencing, and bioinformatics are preferred. Willingness and ability to communicate with colleagues and supervise trainees are required. Applicants should have recently earned a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal degree. First-author papers during graduate school are required.

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, cover letter including a statement of research interests and contact information of three references via e-mail to Dr. Jieya Shao at Please find more information at

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Job posting number:#7064323
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:washington university
St. Louis,Missouri
United States
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