Postdoctoral position is available at Pathology department of Stony Brook University Medical Center (SUNY at Stony Brook, New York) for NIH funded projects to study cancer biology. Highly motivated individual (Ph.D.) with a solid background and skills in molecular, cellular and cancer biology is encouraged to apply. Dr. Jun Chung’s lab is relocating from OU Health Sciences Center to Stony Brook University Medical Center as of May 1st, 2015. The postdoctoral fellow position will be available from June 1st, 2015.
Successful candidates should have a Ph. D. degree or supposed to have Ph.D. by May, 2015. Required expertise includes the following skills, but not limited to: cell culture, molecular and cell biology techniques, mouse handling, protein evaluation (immunoblotting and histology), confocal microscopy, quantitative image analysis, invasion, migration assay and multi-color flow cytometry. Appointee will be expected to participate in research data collection and documentation within relevant guidelines and protocols; developing and evaluating new research techniques and procedures; publishing results in scientific journals; participating research meetings.
Available projects includes
1) Anti-cancer drug screening and development: High throughput and high content screening of small molecule library in breast and colon cancer models will be performed. Selected candidate molecules will be evaluated in vitro and in vivo for their anti-cancer efficacy and safety.
2) Study of tumor suppressing mechanism of novel tumor suppressor genes: Screening and identification of novel tumor suppressor genes whose expression is suppressed in aggressive breast cancer samples, and studying their tumor suppressing mechanism.
3) Integrin mediated tumor invasion and metastasis: Determining the mechanism by which laminin binding integrins (alpha6) contribute to invasion and metastasis of breast cancer, and targeting these mechanism for drug development.
4) Chemo-prevention using polyphenols and phytochemicals: Study chemo-prevention mechanisms of a variety of natural products for multi-modality approaches with conventional chemo-therapeutic agents.
Stony Brook Medical buildings and cancer center is located at SUNY Stony Brook campus. The campus is nearby the beautiful long island beaches of NY and within driving distances to New York City. The location is ideal for foreign applicants as major international airports such as JFK and LaGuardia, and the largest Asian Towns and communities nearby. Stony Brook SUNY is also near Cold Spring Harbor laboratory, Sloan Kettering cancer center, and other major universities in NYV, which allows collaboration and interaction with experts in the area.
A group of applicants will be selected for the interview. Applicants from US will be invited for 2 day visit including the seminar presentation. Applicants from Korea will be directly interviewed by Dr. Chung in Seoul, Korea. Applicants from other countries will be interviewed by Skype. Successful appointee will be supervised by PIs at the Stony Brook Medical Center. The ideal candidate should be able to take a lead role on a project and report to the PI. Salary is commensurate with experience. A full package of benefits including pension (40% of base salary) will be provided in addition to the annual salary.
To apply, send a letter indicating your research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three individuals who may be contacted for references to: Jun Chung, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org