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Postdoctoral Opportunity in cancer systems biology open

A NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship in cancer systems biology is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Helene McMurray in the Department of Biomedical Genetics, University of Rochester. The successful candidate will explore the role of recently discovered 'cooperation response genes' (McMurray et al., Nature, 2008) in breast and prostate cancer. Genomic analysis, in vitro cell culture and in vivo animal models will be used to identify and test the importance of this gene class in transformed breast and prostate cells.

The laboratory is located at the University of Rochester Medical Center, in Rochester, NY, USA, which offers a stimulating research environment and excellent opportunities for integrated training in cancer genetics, genomics and systems biology.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a life science discipline, such as genetics, or systems, molecular, or cell biology and possess strong independent research abilities, excellent verbal and written communication skills, be self-motivated, and able to work well in a team. Experience with mammalian cell culture, xeno-transplantation in mice, and standard molecular biology methods are highly desirable. Ability to program in R a plus.

To apply, please e-mail CV, statement of research interests and names of three references to gensys @ ur.rochester.edu.

posted 2010.01.14