Postdoctoral Fellow in cancer metabolism

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA

Job posting number: #7110721

Posted: September 15, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Mei Kong in the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at University of California, Irvine. Qualified candidate will be nominated for a T32 training grant in Cancer Biology & Therapeutics at NCI-designated Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Research in the Kong laboratory focuses on understanding the crosstalk between signaling pathways, metabolic regulation, and epigenetics in cancer, metabolic diseases and aging. We are particularly interested in addressing three questions in the field: 1) how do tumor cells adapt metabolic stress or nutrient deprivation? 2) can diet/metabolites supplementation affect tumor development and therapeutic response? 3) what is the molecular mechanism in regulation of metabolic homeostasis in metabolic diseases and aging? We apply a combination of mouse genetics, biochemistry, bioinformatics and metabolomics tools, using both in vitro and in vivo models to address those questions. Our ultimate goal is to develop novel therapies to restore normal metabolism and improve treatment for cancer and metabolic diseases (Nat Cell Biol. 18(10):1090; Nat Commun.10(1):809; Mol Cell, 50(2):200-11; Genes & Dev; 30(16):1837 Nat Commun. 11(1):3326; Nature Cancer. 1(3):345-58). Detailed publications from the lab can be found here:

The ideal candidate should be self-motivated and a recent graduate with a PhD, MD/PhD or MD degree with strong academic training in either cell biology, immunology, cancer, epigenetics/genetics, signaling or metabolic related diseases. For more information about this position, contact Dr. Mei Kong at [email protected].

Irvine, CA. Irvine is ranked the safest city in the US for the 13th Year and located 40 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego. UC Irvine is close to the beaches, mountains, and attractions of Southern California.

Document requirements
1. Curriculum Vitae – most recent
2. Cover Letter (Optional)

UCI is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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Job posting number:#7110721
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of California, Irvine
United States
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