Upcoming Postdoc Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Scholar Position (NC State University): At the Intersection of Pain, Neurobiology, and Cancer Treatment

Job Description: The Nolan Lab is a basic/translational research lab at North Carolina State University that studies both: (1) mechanisms of cancer treatment induced pain, and (2) crosstalk between pain signaling pathways and cancer behavior.

A postdoctoral research scholar position is immediately available; the successful candidate will lead an NIH-funded project studying the role of cold-sensing (TRPM8-expressing) neurons in the pain which accompanies chemoradiotherapy associated oral mucositis. The project involves benchtop cell culture experiments, studies using genetically engineered mouse models, and a pair of pilot clinical studies wherein pain signaling will be studied in both dogs (NC State College of Veterinary Medicine) and humans (Duke Cancer Institute) undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer. This will be a two-year minimum position.

Our lab is a small but growing group of inquisitive young researchers who are passionate about improving quality of life and survivorship for cancer patients. NC State provides an outstanding academic environment for professional growth and development. And we are part of an exceptional cancer/radiation/pain biology community with excellent core facilities and resources both at NC State, and Duke.

The selected candidate will work under the direct guidance of Dr. Michael Nolan, a radiation/cancer biologist and veterinary radiation oncologist. Significant mentorship will also be provided by Drs. Duncan Lascelles (NC State; translational pain researcher and veterinary oncologic surgeon), Santosh Mishra (NC State; neurobiologist and itch researcher with particular expertise in mouse modeling), and Yvonne Mowrey (Duke; physician scientist, head and neck cancer radiation oncologist). We hope you will consider joining us!

Duties & Responsibilities: The postdoctoral associate will be expected to carry out independent work, make presentations regarding his/her research, to publish their research results in peer-reviewed journals, to participate in grant proposal preparation, and to interact with other faculty, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students at the University level and across collaborating institutions of the project.

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D.) with background in molecular biology, cancer biology, or neurobiology.
  • Experience with basic benchtop molecular biology assays (e.g., qPCR, Western blot, immunohistochemistry)
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture
  • Experience working with murine cancer models, preferred
  • Previous grant writing experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English with outstanding organizational and analytical abilities

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their CV and contact information for 3 references to the NC State Online Jobs Portal (Posting Number: PG190320PD).

Contact: Mike Nolan (mwnolan@ncsu.edu)

Postdoc at NCSU in modeling antimicrobial resistance dynamics

A postdoctoral research scholar position on infectious disease epidemiology/modeling is immediately available at Dr. Christina Lanzas’ lab (North Carolina State University). The successful candidate will join a NIH-funded project in the area of infectious disease epidemiology and modeling of antimicrobial resistance. The project involves the development of graphical probabilistic models to analyze antimicrobial resistance data and agent-based models of multidrug resistant pathogens. The postdoctoral associate shall have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant quantitative discipline (ecology, epidemiology, engineering, applied mathematics, statistics and related fields) and have a deep interest in interdisciplinary collaboration, strong quantitative and programming skills, and good oral and writing skills are expected.

To apply and for more information on the post: please follow the link: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/135607

If you have questions, please contact Cristina Lanzas at clanzas@ncsu.edu.

Postdoc at NCSU in modeling health-care associated infections and Covid-19

A postdoctoral research scholar position on infectious disease modeling is immediately available at Dr. Christina Lanzas’ lab (North Carolina State University). The successful candidate will join a 5-year CDC-funded project in the area of infectious disease modeling of health-care associated infections with an interdisciplinary group of researchers with expertise in infectious disease modeling, hospital epidemiology and clinics, applied mathematics, and genomics from North Carolina State University, Washington University School of Medicine, and University of Tennessee. The project involves the development of multi-scale models for the transmission and phylodynamics of multidrug resistant pathogens, as well as, modeling impacts of COVID-19  on healthcare settings and resources. The postdoctoral associate shall have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant quantitative discipline (ecology, epidemiology, engineering, applied mathematics, statistics and related fields) and have a deep interest in interdisciplinary collaboration, strong quantitative and programming skills, and good oral and writing skills are expected.

For more information and to apply for the position please follow the link: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/135601

If you have questions, please contact Cristina Lanzas at clanzas@ncsu.edu.

The Thakur Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory will have an open postdoc position starting in September 2020 for a period of three years. The the focus of the project is to delineate the bacterial antimicrobial resistome in broilers and their environment. Candidates with a background in metagenomics, WGS, Antimicrobial Resistance, Bioinformatics are encouraged to apply. The project is funded by the USDA-NIFA.

 

To learn more about this opportunity, and to apply for the position, visit https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/134113.

Postdoc position in The Monaghan Lab at Trinity College Dublin (University of Dublin)

Learn more about this non-NCSU opportunity here.

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