The Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (MMI) at the Keck School of Medicine, located in the Health Science Campus, is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate. This position is a research trainee under the guidance of Dr. Shou-Jiang (SJ) Gao.
The Gao lab has a long track record in studying viral oncogenesis. The lab uses Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) as a model system and tool to investigate virus infection and replication, virus-cell interactions, viral oncogenesis, and novel cellular functions. The current research program is multidisciplinary in nature encompassing cancer biology, innate immunity, inflammation, angiogenesis, metabolism, signal transduction, and microRNAs. The lab applies state-of-art technologies in genetics, genomics, epigenetics, epitranscriptomics, metabolomics, high-throughput genomic screening, high-throughput drug screening, bioinformatics, cell culture models and animal models. MMI has one of the strongest research programs in viral oncogenesis in the nation, providing an excellent training environment for fellows and students.
The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. degree in molecular and cellular biology or related fields and be skilled in virology, RNA biology and cancer biology. Previous experience with metabolism, innate immunity, epigenetics, epitranscriptomics or bioinformatics would be particularly helpful. The candidate should be able to work both independently and in a collaborative environment, with a strong commitment to reaching research excellence and achieving assigned objectives.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Preferred Education: The final candidate must have a PhD or equivalent doctorate within the last five years. A copy of the doctoral diploma or other certification that indicates that the terminal degree has been completed satisfactorily is required. If the doctoral candidate has not yet obtained a degree, he/she should provide evidence that a thesis has been approved together with a documented indication of the expected date of formal graduation.
Preferred Experience: 0-2 years
Preferred Field of Expertise: Publications in peer-reviewed journals in the same or related field including molecular and cellular biology, cancer biology, virology, epigenetics, RNA biology and bioinformatics.
REQ20040464 Posted Date: 02/13/2017 Apply Share this Job Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Email
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