Postdoctoral position at Duke University – noncoding RNAs in childhood cancer
Posted on August 14

A funded postdoctoral position is available in the Linardic lab to study the role of lncRNAs in the origin of the childhood cancer rhabdomyosarcoma (a skeletal muscle cancer), and the promise of RNAs as therapeutic targets. We are a cancer biology lab bridging the basic science of childhood cancer and the identification of novel therapeutic targets. While we have been studying mutations in protein-coding genes and their impact on transformation in vitro and tumorigenesis in vivo, we have initiated lncRNA studies because of the key role of imprinted genomic regions in rhabdomyosarcoma. Our assets are a bright group of students and scientists passionate about curing childhood cancer, exciting collaborations within the Duke cancer biology and international childhood cancer communities, outstanding core facilities, and our long-standing relationships with clinical trials groups and human tissue banks. And, the Research Triangle Park is a pretty great place to live, with reasonable cost of living, nice weather, lots of outdoor activities, and vibrant restaurant and entertainment scenes (when Covid-19 isn’t around).

Requirements:

We are seeking a curious, energetic scientist who is excited about their research and enjoys working in a team. We value kindness, determination, and diversity. Applicants should have a PhD or MD/PhD with a publication track record or be an advanced graduate student with at least one publication. Experience in molecular biology, cell biology, and/or biochemistry is required; experience in RNA biology, skeletal muscle biology, computational biology, and/or mouse models is a plus.

How to apply:

Applicants should send their CV, a letter of research interests and career/mentoring goals, and contact information for 2-3 references to Corinne Linardic MD PhD, Associate Professor, Duke University School of Medicine, [email protected]. https://sites.duke.edu/corinnelinardiclab/