A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Boiko laboratory of the Chao Comprehensive Cancer Center. The main focus of research is to study developmental aspects of melanoma initiation and progression using human primary melanoma tumor samples and mouse models. Candidates ideally would have experience in mammalian tissue culture, molecular biology and live animal handling. Experience in screening and designing RNAi libraries, FACS, immunohistochemistry and microscopy analysis is strongly preferred. Candidates with a background in cancer and developmental biology or skin regeneration are highly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to be a leading author on a per-reviewed publications, provide innovative solutions to complex problems, and have the ability to apply and receive fellowship/scholarship awards. Candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists associated with Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell CIRM Institute and the Chao Family NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at UC Irvine. Please send CV, a 2 page summary of research interests and the names and phone numbers of three references to Dr. Alexander Boiko.
Postdoctoral positions are immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Xing Dai of the Chao Comprehensive Cancer Center. The main focus of research is related to the transcriptional and chromatin control in breast and skin stem cells. Applicants should have strong background training in molecular biology, cell biology, or related fields. Experience in mouse models, immunology, or stem cells is preferable but not essential. Applicants should send curriculum vitae along with names and addresses of three references to Dr. Xing Dai.
Postdoctoral positions are currently available in the Ganesan laboratory of the Chao Comprehensive Cancer Center. The main focus of their research is to understand the cellular mechanisms that regulate melanogenesis and melanoma chemoresistance. The work involves translational studies with human tissue and mouse models. The ideal candidate for the position would be a recent doctoral graduate who is highly motivated and has expertise in cell culture techniques, advanced microscopy techniques, RNAi technology, and transgenic mouse models. If interested, please forward your CV to Dr. Ganesan.
There is currently an opening for a postdoctoral scholar in the laboratory of Joyce Keyak, Ph.D. The main focus of the research is on osteoporosis and bone mechanics. Osteoporosis can arise from many causes, including cancer therapies. This work primarily involves bone strength assessment using quantitative computed tomography (QCT), patient-specific QCT scan-based finite element modeling, and structural analysis (solid mechanics). The ideal candidate for this position would be a recent doctoral graduate with training and/or experience in mechanical engineering, bone mechanics, structural analysis, QCT and computer programming. Experience with device design and machining would be a plus. If interested, please forward your CV to Dr. Keyak.
A postdoctoral position is currently available in the Luderer laboratory of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The main focus of their research is on ovarian toxicology, ovarian carcinogenesis, and ovarian aging. The work is to study the mechanisms by which antioxidant deficiency and toxicant exposure interact to predispose to premature ovarian failure. The ideal candidate for this position will be a recent doctoral graduate, who is highly motivated and has expertise in mouse models, primary culture methods, reproductive biology, and/or toxicology. If interested, please forward your CV and names and contact information of three references to Dr. Luderer.
Postdoctoral positions are currently available in the McClelland laboratory of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The main focus of their research is on therapy delivery to breast tumors using Salmonella, and on prognostic markers in prostate cancer. In the latter projects mouse models and high-throughput genetics of bacteria are used. In the latter projects human tissues, PCR, sequencing and antibodies are used. The ideal candidate for this position will be a recent doctoral graduate, who is highly motivated and has expertise in both bench work and bioinformatics or statistics. If interested, please forward your CV to Dr. McClelland.
Postdoctoral positions are available in the Weian Zhao lab at the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, Irvine to study stem cell fate/functions, stem cell/cancer interactions, immunomodulation, and drug delivery towards a more effective and safer stem cell-based therapy. Highly motivated candidates with a recent Ph.D. or an equivalent degree from a biology background with experiences in stem cell biology and engineering, cancer biology, immunology, brain and neurological diseases, cell homing/trafficking and metastasis, or cancer stem cell are invited to apply. The laboratory is located in the new Stem Cell Center building and equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities. Successful candidates will join an interdisciplinary and collaborative team working with bioengineers, material scientists, and chemists to develop next generation tools to address unmet challenges in stem cell therapy and cancer diagnosis. Successful candidates will enjoy both cutting-edge research and beautiful southern California.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and one-page proposed research clearly stating the important problem/question you want to address, specific aims, and approach/method. Electronic submissions are preferred; instructions can be found here.