The JÃ¤nne lab at the Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology is seeking applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in translational research. Special emphasis is given to understanding molecular mechanisms of drug resistance and minimal residual disease in various lung cancer subtypes, and identification of novel therapeutic targets through genetic and chemical screens. The ultimate goal is to develop novel treatments for established and newly discovered targets in lung cancer, using both commercial and patient-derived in vitro and in vivo models, so as to quell biological processes involved in drug resistance and persistence.
The fellow would work in conjunction with technicians, other post-doctoral fellows, and staff scientists. The applicant should be a recent graduate or in the final year of his/her Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. program, have a strong background in cancer cell biology and molecular signaling, and be well-versed in routine cell culture and standard molecular biology techniques. Creative, collaborative, yet independent thinkers, with high scientific rigor and enthusiasm are most likely to succeed within our team.
The Research Fellow will work on specific projects which may include characterization of molecular mechanisms of drug resistance and persistence, identification and validation of novel oncogenic targets and targeted therapies, and devising research technologies and platforms to guide the development of novel combination treatments. The lab nurtures many collaborative efforts with other academic and non-academic institutions, with the goal of bringing new discoveries to the clinic quickly and/or to publish in high-tier journals to aid in the advancement of the field.
For more information about the Janne lab, please visit:Â http://jannelab.org/
The applicant should be a recent graduate or in the final year of his/her Ph.D. and/or M.D., Ph.D. program, have a strong background in cancer cell biology and molecular signaling, and be well-versed in routine cell culture and standard molecular biology techniques. Above all, we are looking for creative minds with genuine interest and drive to accelerate the search for better cancer treatments.
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Internal Number: 2021-21446
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