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Postdoctoral Scholar / Pancreatic Cancer Biology Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 18th, 2018
Last review date: August 31st, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: April 30th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Position Description:
A postdoctoral scholar position in pancreatic cancer biology is available at the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Davis. Our research interest is to study genetic and epigenetic alterations in pancreatic cancer progression using genetically engineered mouse models and patient-derived organoid models and exploit therapeutic vulnerabilities for pancreatic cancer. The position provides outstanding opportunities for building research career with recently developed organoid models in the interface of basic and translational pancreatic cancer research in close collaboration with UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Outstanding individuals skilled in molecular biology, cell biology, mouse genetics, cancer (epi)genetics and/or next generation sequencing (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq) with bioinformatic analysis are encouraged to apply for a postdoctoral position in a dynamic interdisciplinary team studying pancreatic cancer.

Basic Qualifications:
The applicant must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, cancer biology, or related field, and must have proven productivity as a first author. In addition, the applicant should be proficient in tissue culture, mouse genetics and basic molecular biology techniques. It is preferable that the successful applicant has experience with either 1) cancer biology with mouse and tissue culture models , or 2) genomics approach (next generation sequencing and basic analysis). Finally, the applicant should be well versed in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and a graphing program such as Prism or R. The applicant must be attentive and reliable with various modes of communication and must have the motivation to pursue and drive a project independently. Candidates should be willing to apply for independent funding.

Salary Range: 100% annual, Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE: For full consideration applications should be received by
August 31, 2018.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: This one-year appointment with extension based upon satisfactory performance.

TO APPLY: To apply, please go to the following link:

Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae.
Applicants should also provide contact information for three references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For more information about the department, please visit the website:

QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Chang-il Hwang, D.V.M., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics,

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

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