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PostDoctoral Fellow Position

Laboratory of Dr. Kathy Shair
University of Pittsburgh
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Cancer Virology Program
Pittsburgh, PA, 15213  USA   

Post date: November 14, 2017

Position: Full time, immediate start date

Experience: Entry-level to 2 years post-doc preferred

Epstein-Barr virus-associated cancers

Two postdoctoral positions are immediately available to study the oncogenic mechanisms of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D in the field of virology or cancer biology. The projects will investigate EBV pathogenesis and mechanisms of genomic instability in nasopharyngeal carcinoma and pediatric samples. Opportunities also exist to work with mice. Experience in DNA repair or tumor virology is preferred, but candidates with independent thinking, experimental rigor and evidence of scientific writing and presentation will be the most highly ranked.

Current projects in the Shair lab include: 1) oncogenic signaling mechanisms of EBV latent membrane proteins (LMP) 1 and LMP2A, 2) determinants of EBV latency and persistence, and 3) mouse models of EBV-associated cancers. The Shair lab at the University of Pittsburgh is housed in the Cancer Virology Program, Hillman Cancer Center, where our common interest is to elucidate the molecular basis of cancer and translational medicine.

To be considered, please submit a CV and names of 3 references to Dr. Shair (kas361@pitt.edu).  Applicants will be continually reviewed until the positions are filled.

Postdoctoral/Research Associate      Summer/Fall 2017

We are seeking a highly motivated applicant for a position as a research/post-doctoral associate to join the Lee lab in the department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. Our research focuses on noncoding RNAs in transcription regulation using cutting-edge technologies. A detailed description of our research is available on our lab website (www.mmg.pitt.edu/content/lee-lab).

Previous experience with noncoding RNAs, chromatin biology, and analyzing next-generation sequencing data is required. A strong publication record is mandatory.

Please email application including cover letter (summarizing scientific accomplishments and outlining motivation for this position), CV, and contact information of three references to Dr. Lee at nara.lee@pitt.edu.