Postdoc-Cancer Immunology- Tulane Medical School, USA (New Orleans)


Location: New Orleans, LA, United States

Deadline: 19/08/2016


The laboratory of Dr. Heather Machado is seeking a highly motivated, goal oriented and hardworking postdoctoral fellow. A postdoctoral research position is available to study macrophage-driven signaling pathways that regulate premalignant progression to invasive breast cancer. Studies include understanding how the microenvironment promotes cell invasion during breast cancer initiation. Several mouse models as well as cell culture models will be used. The postdoctoral fellow will conduct independent experiments, which includes experimental design, data collection and interpretation, presenting data and national meetings, manuscript preparation, and writing of a postdoctoral grant. Research experience in the areas of cell culture, RNA and protein analysis, basic molecular biology techniques, flow cytometry, and microscopy is required. Preference will be given to candidates with documented experience in animal models of breast tumorigenesis, mammary gland transplantation, cell signaling, and breast cancer biology.

Applicants must have, or will very soon obtain a PhD in cell and molecular biology, or related fields. Candidates should have at least one first author research paper in a peer-reviewed journal.

How to apply

Interested candidates should provide (1) a cover letter outlining your scientific interests, describing how you meet the requirements of the position, and an outline of future goals; (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to with “Postdoc Application” as the subject. Successful candidates will join a vibrant and productive group of researchers at Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA.

Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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