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Postdoctoral research in cancer cell signaling and metabolism
Medical College of Wisconsin

Date Posted Jul. 11, 2022
Title Postdoctoral research in cancer cell signaling and metabolism
University Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI, United States
Department Biochemistry
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Biomedical Sciences
    Biology - Biochemistry

A POSTDOC research opportunity is available immediately to explore the mechanisms of cell signaling and metabolic alterations in cancer.  A focus of our research is to understand how mortalin/HSPA9 facilitates tumor cell proliferation and survival, especially in the context of tumors driven by aberrant MEK/ERK activity.  For example, we recently demonstrated that MEK/ERK deregulation puts tumor cells at risk of mitochondrial cell death, but that mortalin can counteract this risk (PMID: 32156782;PMID: 32291414).  Current projects investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying these processes, with specific focuses on the nature of the mitochondrial stress and its impact on tumor cell metabolism.  Postdoctoral research projects will stem from these findings and will also evaluate the potential of this stress to be exploited for tumor suppression.  More about our ongoing research is available at

Prior experiences in cell signaling and metabolism using the techniques in molecular/cellular biology and biochemistry are desired although not necessary. Experiences with cancer cell biological studies using cell lines and murine xenograft models will also fit well.  If interested, please send curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing research interests and contact information of three references to

  • The Medical College of Wisconsin is the largest private research institution in Wisconsin and is home to nine internationally and federally designated Centers of Biomedical Research.  The Medical College of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

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  • Jong-In Park
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Milwaukee, WI


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