Postdoc Position in Cancer Research

Postdoc Position in Cancer Research

  • Detroit, United States
Postdoc Position in Cancer Research
Job description

Dr. Ling Huang's lab is seeking highly-motivated postdoctoral researchers to join us in our efforts to eliminate the third largest cancer killer in the United States, pancreatic cancer.

Our research focuses on understanding the biology of pancreatic cancer initiation and early progression, and how late stage pancreatic tumor cells escape treatments. We actively collaborate with clinicians and industrial partners to develop innovative assays for early detection of cancer and identify more effective treatments for pancreatic cancer. As a pioneer in developing and utilizing human organoid models for cancer research, Dr. Huang has published highly impactful reports in academic journals such as Nature Medicine, Cell Stem Cells, etc.

Research Environment

The Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center was established with the support of a $36 million donation from an anonymous donor. Scientists at our center have on-site access to instruments for advanced confocal microscopy, high-content imaging, single-cell transcriptomics, histology, automated drug dispensing, and other state-of-art technologies for biomedical research. Henry Ford Health, an academic partner of Michigan State University, provides cancer care for over 14,000 patients per year, making us uniquely positioned to conduct translational cancer research.

Position Responsibilities

This individual will work with lab PI to design research projects, conduct experiments, analyze and report research results, and supervise lab technicians. In addition, the individual is expected to present research results at scientific conferences and write manuscripts for publication.

We expect the candidates:

• Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree or anticipate such a degree at the time of position start

• Background in biological research. Must have research experiences in one or more of the following fields: cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, developmental biology, cancer genetics, or related areas.

• Self-motivated to conduct innovative research and be proficient in English for scientific communications and writing.

Areas of Research
  • Cell Biology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Cancer Research