A CPRIT funded Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jeanine Van Nostrand at Baylor College of Medicine. The successful applicant will join a research team with diverse expertise to study cancer biology and metabolism. The J-Van Nostrand lab is particularly interested in studying the role of metabolic checkpoints triggered by AMPK and mTOR signaling in cancer and metabolic disease. We combine approaches in mouse genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, imaging, and metabolomics to dissect these biological processes. The J-Van Nostrand lab is recruiting a highly motivated and creative scientist who is interested in pursuing research related to hepatocellular carcinoma, lung adenomas, mouse metabolism, and/or therapeutic approaches to treat or prevent cancer. Works occasional weekends.
- Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
- Evaluates and analyzes data.
- Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
- Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals.
- Presents research in both formal and informal settings.
- Responsible for laboratory operations.
- Targets the study area of understanding the causative and preventative role of AMPK in hepatocellular carcinoma.
- Dissects the role of AMPK-dependent regulation of mTOR in metabolic disease and cancer.
- MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
- No experience required.
- Basic research experience.
- First author paper or a first author paper in progress of being published.
- Strongly prefer mouse experience.
- Role requires mouse work.
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