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Post-doctoral position in Cancer Biology

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Stephen R Hammes, M.D., Ph.D. in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester NY. The laboratory is interested in how inflammation and hormones promote cancer cell growth. The laboratory has two primary projects:

Project 1: Inflammation and Androgens in Prostate Cancer

Inflammation is known to promote cancer growth. Our laboratory uses mouse models, human tissues, and in-vitro studies to study the role of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), and in particular neutrophils, in promoting prostate cancer growth. We also study the role of the scaffold molecule paxillin in the regulation of androgen-dependent and independent prostate cancer growth.

Project 2: Estrogens and inflammation in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)

Our laboratory is interested in studying the rare lung disease called lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), which is a cystic lung disease caused by metastatic smooth muscle cell tumors in the lungs. This disease almost exclusively affects women, and appears to be stimulated by estrogens. We have developed a mouse model for LAM and are studying how estrogens, as well as inflammation, affect LAM progression.

Specific Position Duties 

  • Research (100%)

  • Perform experiments using advanced biomedical research techniques and develop new methods/applications

  • Have the primary responsibility for writing scientific publications. 

  • Present results at national and international scientific meetings 

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. in relevant scientific area

  • Knowledge and hands on experience in basic molecular biology techniques

  • Knowledge and hand on experience in mouse breeding and experimentation

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently but also a team player

The position is for 3 years with opportunity of further extension. Salary will be based on the NIH scale along with benefits according to the policies of University of Rochester.

Applicants should send their CV and a brief description (not more than 500 words) describing their current research along with contact information of 3 references (including one from your most recent research advisor) to Dr. Stephen R Hammes.