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Postdoctoral Research Positions: Functional Analysis of a Novel Cancer-Specific Cytotoxic Cytokine and Unique Bcl-2 Gene Family Small Molecule Inhibitors
Multiple postdoctoral positions for talented scientists to join an interactive research team developing improved cancer therapies. One project investigates novel anticancer compounds either alone or in combination with an apoptosis-inducing cytokine MDA-7/IL-24 for treating various cancers (Dash et al., PNAS; 108:8785-90, 2011). A second project investigates mechanism(s) of apoptosis/autophagy induction by MDA-7/IL-24 (Bhutia et al., Cancer Res; 70: 3667-3676, 2010). Requirements include ability to organize, execute, and perform research within an experienced team of investigators/collaborators. A PhD with documented experience in molecular/cellular biology, gene/chemotherapy, and immunology required. Candidate with expertise in analyzing apoptosis/autophagy, familiarity with animal models including nude mice and transgenic animals, intravenous drug/small molecule delivery preferred.
Applications with CV, brief description of career goals & research interests, and names of three references: Dr. Paul B. Fisher, Prof. and Chair, Dept. of Human and Molecular Genetics, Director, VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Richmond, VA; e-mail: by clicking APPLY NOW below.