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We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to lead a project in cancer drug target discovery based in the laboratory of Dr. Christopher Kemp. The ideal candidate will have a formal background in cancer biology, expertise in cell culture, including tumor organoids, molecular biology, genetic analysis, and the use of animal models.
The applicant will apply state of the art functional genomic and high-throughput screening approaches to identify genes required for cancer cell survival and sensitizers to current cancer therapeutics. Through functional cellular assays, and animal models, the applicant will prioritize and validate these as candidate drug targets. The applicant will be expected to interact with an interdisciplinary local team (computational scientists, clinicians, cancer biologists) and with the national CTD2 network. We currently have identified several high-value targets that are in stages of validation in patient derived tumor organoids.
To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your research accomplishments, and suitability for this position with your application. At least two letters of recommendation will be requested as part of the screening process.