Postdoctoral Position in Immunotherapy, Virology, RNA Biology, Epigenetics, and Drug Design

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Postdoctoral Position in Immunotherapy, Virology, RNA Biology, Epigenetics, and Drug Design is available immediately for highly motivated recent Ph. Ds and/or MDs with strong training in any of the following disciplines: biochemistry, bioinformatics, immunology, molecular and cell biology, virology, medicinal chemistry or chemical biology to participate in the following projects involving multidisciplinary teams of clinicians and basic science investigators:

(a) investigate RNA biology mechanisms in immune functions altered by RNA viruses and cancer;

(b) identify epitranscriptomics roles in regulating cancer and host-pathogen interactions;

© develop and employ human stem cell-derived lung organoids and cancer stem cell-based disease models;

(d) structure-based design and synthesis of new drug candidates to treat cancer and viral infections. Technologies employed in our projects include CRISPR, RNAi, single-cell genomics (scRNA-seq and scATAC-seq), bioinformatics, proteomics, in vitro and Vivo models, computational drug design and synthesis, and biochemical kinetics assays to analyze drug activities.

A strong publication record and training to perform independent research are required for further consideration. We highly value and encourage applications from minority groups. For examples of our multidisciplinary work and technologies used in our work, see

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Successful candidates will be part of a stimulating and collaborative scientific environment with cutting-edge instrumentation and facilities. Applicants should send CV and names and addresses of three references to Administrative Coordinator, Rana Laboratory, Division of Genetics, Program in Immunology, Moores Cancer Center, Institute for Genomic Medicine, and Center for Drug Discovery Innovation, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran’s status. 

Expires on November 26, 2021

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