Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology: Postdoctoral Scholar (Open until filled. Apply by 1/4/21)
The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar. Under the direction of Assistant Professor Shaheen Sikandar, the postdoctoral scholar will be expected to develop and conduct a research project in the areas of breast cancer metastasis and/or aging; apply for competitive post-doctoral fellowships; and write manuscripts and grants.
The Sikandar lab leverages single cell transcriptomic data to identify novel regulators of stem cell populations and understand the functional heterogeneity in normal and malignant stem cells. Our goal is to identify molecular pathways that can be leveraged to develop novel preventive and therapeutic strategies for breast cancer. We are looking for motivated, creative individuals who can independently develop a project and also enjoy working as part of a team in a diverse and collaborative environment. Successful applicants would have demonstrated a passion for research as evidenced by their training and peer-reviewed publications.
Applicants with expertise in cancer biology, stem cell biology, and/or tumor immunology are strongly encouraged to apply.
ACADEMIC TITLE Postdoctoral Scholar
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum annual salary rates are made based on the individual's Experience Level, which is determined by the number of months of postdoctoral service at any institution. See current salary scale for Postdoctoral Titles at https://apo.ucsc.edu/compensation/salary-scales/index.html
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in biological sciences.
POSITION AVAILABLE As soon as possible after initial review of the applications. Ph.D. must be in hand at time of the initial appointment.
MAXIMUM DURATION OF SERVICE IN A POSTDOCTORAL TITLE Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are full-time; the initial appointment is for a minimum of one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Reappointment will be contingent upon positive performance review and availability of funding. The total duration of an individual's postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at any institution. Under limited circumstances, an exception to this limit may be considered, not to exceed a sixth year.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD Full consideration will be given to applications completed by January 4, 2021 Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.
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