The Alli Laboratory in the Department of Cancer Biology at Wake Forest School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated postdoc interested in investigating and manipulating tumorigenic mechanisms for purposes of cancer chemoprevention and/or precision medicine. Current projects focus on (i) aberrations in oxidative DNA damage and response pathways that lead to cancer, (ii) the development of a novel class of drugs known as DNA repair-activating agents for the prevention of BRCA1-associated cancers, and (iii) the identification of new therapeutic approaches that selectively target defective base-excision repair of oxidative DNA damage in triple-negative breast cancers.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in the molecular biosciences, cancer biology, or a related field, a solid background in biochemistry, genetic, pharmacology, molecular biology, and/or chemical techniques, significant experience with mammalian cell culture and mouse models, a proven scientific track record with publications in peer-reviewed journals, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
About Wake Forest School of Medicine: The Department of Cancer Biology at Wake Forest School of Medicine and the NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center form a highly collaborative, research intensive community structured around basic, translational, and clinical cancer research. Winston-Salem is a vibrant community with an exciting cultural environment and in close proximity to the mountains and the coast. The community, coupled with a low cost of living, excellent schools, and abundant recreational opportunities makes Winston-Salem an attractive living choice.
Please send a CV, one page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and contact information for three references to: AlliLab@wakehealth.edu with "Academic Keys Postdoc Position" in the subject line.