The Lukey laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is seeking a highly motivated and creative postdoctoral researcher with strong skills in biochemistry and cell biology, and an interest in cancer biology and metabolism.
You will become part of a team studying cancer cell metabolism and its interconnections with oncogenic signaling processes, microenvironmental factors, and the broader nutritional status of the host. We aim to understand how metabolic pathways become reprogrammed in cancer cells to support tumor growth, and to uncover the mechanisms by which cells sense and adapt to nutrient availability both in the local microenvironment and at metastatic sites in disparate tissues. We are especially interested in the biochemical processes underlying metabolic and redox homeostasis at different stages of tumorigenesis, and in identifying resulting vulnerabilities that might be targeted for therapeutic benefit.
We are based in a newly renovated state-of-the-art laboratory, housing a collaborative group of researchers studying diverse aspects of cancer biology from the molecular to the organismal level. The candidate will be expected to develop their own research directions in alignment with the overarching interests of the group. Opportunities to develop skills in metabolomics and transcriptomics, advanced microscopy, and data analysis will be available.
Education: A doctoral degree in Biochemistry, Molecular or Cellular Biology, Cancer Biology, Chemistry or a related discipline is required.
Experience/Skills: The candidate should be scientifically curious with an ability to advance their research interests creatively as part of a collaborative team. A strong background in biochemistry, cell biology or cancer biology, along with knowledge of cellular and organismal metabolism are required. Experience of mass spectrometry-based metabolomics would be beneficial but is not essential. Work might involve the use of mouse models of disease, and willingness to handle animals is desirable.
If you are interested in joining the lab, please send a CV and a brief statement of your research accomplishments and interests along with the names and contact information of three references to: Michael Lukey email@example.com as well as submitting an online application here: http://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/16492
Position Number: 02576-R
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
Founded in 1890, CSHL has helped shape contemporary biomedical research and education with today’s research endeavors encompassing cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution in New York and has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL’s multidisciplinary scientific community is bolstered by more than 600 researchers and its Scientific Meetings & Courses Program, which hosts more than 9,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campus.
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Internal Number: 02576-R
About Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Since 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has been a global leader in research and education. The international scientific community at CSHL provides a unique and stimulating atmosphere for doctoral research?an environment where students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty work side-by-side. The Watson School of Biological Sciences (WSBS) was founded on the belief that with well thought-out mechanisms, enthusiastic involvement of faculty, and highly motivated students, an innovative curriculum could be provided that would allow students to earn a doctoral degree in a shorter time than in traditional programs without compromising the quality of their training. The curriculum is designed to train students to become scholars and independent thinkers.