The Diab laboratory is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral fellow position. We take a multidisciplinary approach to study human papilloma virus (HPV)-associated head and neck cancer, and we welcome applicants from a broad variety of scientific backgrounds with a strong interest in our research program (i.e.: molecular and cancer biologists, immunologists, biochemists, vascular biologists, etc.).
The fellow will conduct independent and collaborative translational research resulting in presentations and publications.
The techniques involved will include working with mouse models of head and neck cancer and carefully studying the tumor microenvironment using flow cytometry, multiplexed-immunohistochemistry, gene expression analyses (qPCR), protein assessment (ELISA) and others. Manipulation of these model systems with cell cycle checkpoint-targeting as well as immune-based therapies are commonplace in the lab. These in vivo studies will be supplemented by ex vivo studies using organotypic tumor slice cultures of human HPV+ head and neck tumors. The ability to analyze the complex datasets resulting from the above experimentation is essential.
Qualifications Successful candidates will have a recently earned (or expected to) a PhD, MD/PhD, or MD in a relevant biological field, an outstanding record of scientific productivity, and extensive experience in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, immunology, Cancer, or related fields.
Contact To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae, a brief cover letter summarizing current research and career goals, and the names and contact information of three references to:
Ahmed Diab, Ph.D.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6076, USA