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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities - Cancer Biology

Postdoctoral (postdoc) positions are available at the Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, located at Chicago, IL, USA.

The Yu lab combines bioinformatics analysis with cutting-edge genomics technologies to investigate transcriptional and epigenetic regulations of cancer with specific interests in hormonal transcription factors and chromatin modifiers. In particular, their research focuses on delineating the molecular mechanisms of prostate cancer and developing novel therapeutic strategies to treat castration-resistant prostate cancer (Yu et al., Cancer Cell. 2010;17(5):443-54, Zhao et al., Genome Res.2012;22(2):322-31, Jin et al., Nat Commun. 2014;5:3972, Fong et al., Cancer Res, 2017).

Highly motivated individuals with strong interests in the areas of cancer biology, cancer genomics and epigenomics, cancer immunology, bioinformatics, or translational cancer research are invited to apply. Candidates for this position should have a Ph.D. in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Bioinformatics or related fields. The successful applicant will have outstanding technical skills in molecular/cellular biology, strong ability in experimental design, logical interpretation of experimental data, and excellent communication skills. Experience or interests in cancer immunology and immunotherapy is a plus. Preference will be given to candidates with a track record of first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Interested individuals should send curriculum vitae and a list of at least three references in a single pdf to Dr. Jindan Yu ( with “Postdoc Position” in the subject line.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Northwestern University not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status or other protected group status.