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Laboratory of Dr. Kathy Shair

University of Pittsburgh

 UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Cancer Virology Program

PA, 15213.  U.S.A.

Post date: October 10th, 2018

Position: Full time, immediate start date

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

 Epstein-Barr virus-associated cancers

 A postdoctoral position is immediately available to identify biomarkers for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated cancers. The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D in the field of virology or cancer biology. The project is lab-based and translational. The incumbent will participate in a 2-year epidemiology project using human biospecimens. Opportunities exist to work with tissue culture and molecular virology techniques. Experience in standard molecular biology and protein analysis is required, but candidates with independent thinking, experimental rigor and evidence of scientific writing and presentation will be the most highly ranked.

 The Shair lab investigates  EBV mechanisms of oncogenesis.  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 in epithelial cancers, and 3) identifying biomarkers for 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 C.V. and names of 3 references to Dr. Shair (kas361@pitt.edu).  Applicants will be continually reviewed until the position is filled. In the cover letter, please also indicate your nationality and eligibility for NIH-funded postdoc training grants.