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Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU11031
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $50,000-55,000/year
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Standing for long periods of time,  Repetitive motion,  Lifting/Carrying up to _40__lbs.,  Hazardous Chemicals or fumes,  Burns/Cuts/Punctures,  Bloodborne/Airborne Pathogens/Recombinant DNA/Viral Vectors 
Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm (40 hrs/week), plus evenings & weekends as needed. 
Job Summary
 One NIH-supported Postdoctoral scholar position is immediately available for highly motivated individuals in the laboratory of Dr. Ren Xu at the Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky (https://medicine.uky.edu/departments/pharmns/users/rxu222 ). The lab’s research focuses on understanding the roles of tumor microenvironment (TME) components, including adipocytes, fibroblasts, immune cells, and extracellular matrix in breast cancer metastasis and therapeutic resistance. There has been remarkable progress in cancer treatments resulting in improved long-term survival. However, metastasis and resistance to chemotherapy, target therapy, and immunotherapy remains a significant challenge. Our lab is working toward addressing these questions. Specifically, we believe the cancer cell-TME interaction is critical for cancer dissemination and therapeutic resistance. Our research has recently been published in PNAS, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Communications, and Cancer Research. 
The goal of the Xu Lab is to pioneer basic and translational research in breast cancer so that we can find a better way for cancer treatment. For this, we will employ cutting-edge technologies, including mouse models, multi-omics, advanced bioinformatics, patient-derived models, and patient samples to understand the nature of cancer cell-TME interaction and explore how to target TME. The candidate will investigate molecular mechanisms by which TME facilitates cancer metastasis and therapeutic resistance, leveraging cutting-edge computational biology, state-of the art imaging technologies, mouse and patient-derived models. 
This position will have a fully on-site work arrangement.
 Interested candidates please send your cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references to Dr. Ren Xu at ren.xu2010@uky.edu
IMPORTANT:  Resumes and CVs cannot be substituted for a completed application.  Incomplete applications could disqualify you from being considered for this position.  If the information on your resume is not entered on the application, this will prevent us from being able to assess your education and experience when trying to determine a salary offer. To be considered you must fully complete the online application being sure to only put one (1) job title for each entry (multiple job titles for one employer must have separate entries), the # of hours worked per week and your ending salary.  You will also be required to upload a Cover Letter, CV, PhD transcript and as specific request 1, a copy of your PhD diploma.  Optionally, you can upload a writing sample. 
To view our exceptional benefits, please visit https://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits .  
This is a Non-CMS mandated position.  
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Experience in molecular and cellular biology research, handle xenograft experiments in mouse. 
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Experience in mouse research will be given special consideration. 4-5 years molecular and cellular biology research experience. 
Deadline to Apply 09/26/2023
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