A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The post-doc will plan, perform, and analyze experiments related to dormancy of cancer stem-like cells in breast cancer, using 2D, 3D, and mouse models. The focus of the position is on in vivo imaging studies.
The researcher will plan and perform experiments using mouse models of breast cancer; perform in vivo imaging studies (including multi-photon microscopy, bioluminescence, and MRI) to analyze disease progression and response to therapy; perform treatment studies; participate in preparation of manuscripts; and participate in instruction of graduate students and undergraduates. He/she will maintain necessary lab reagents and infrastructure needed for these tasks.
PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field. Experience with cell culture, mouse procedures and models of cancer with cell lines and/or primary cell cultures; molecular biology techniques, gene knockdown/knockout/add back, and histology/immunostaining. Must be an interactive team player with willingness to learn and troubleshoot new techniques in areas including imaging and immunofluorescence staining. Past experience with scientific writing for abstracts, manuscripts, and/or grants. Past experience working with graduate students and/or undergraduates.
Past experience and/or willingness to learn quantitative imaging and computational analysis methods, including working with MatLab. Past experience or willingness to learn next generation sequencing and data analysis methods.
One-year postdoc with option to renew.
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This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled at anytime.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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