Postdoc-Cancer-Research-University of California-San Francisco, USA (San Francisco)


Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Deadline: 18/08/2016


The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is a center of health sciences research, patient care, and education devoted solely to graduate education and located in San Francisco, California. The UCSF School of Medicine is one of the most selective medical schools in the United States based on average MCAT score, GPA, and acceptance rate. In 2015, 7,393 people applied and 437 were interviewed for 149 positions in the entering class.UCSF is ranked 3rd among research-oriented medical schools in the United States and ranked 3rd for primary care by U.S. News and World Report, making it the only medical school to achieve a top-5 ranking in both categories. UCSF is currently ranked 2nd among medical schools in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Clinical Medicine, 2015)

Individuals interested in investigating the molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis with a translational emphasis are encouraged to apply for postdoctoral training in the Nakamura laboratory at UCSF. In this highly collaborative, multidisciplinary environment, we integrate genomic and functional analysis of mouse and human tumors to investigate the molecular mechanisms driving cancer. Appropriate candidates are individuals who will be awarded or recently awarded PhDs. We utilize both in vitro and in vivo models to study these processes and a major goal is to translate our findings into investigational trials for both therapeutics and prevention.

The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to develop a leadership role in two or more projects, at least one of which will be translational. Career development opportunities include development of scientific presentation and writing skills, as well as paper presentation at national and international meetings. Requirements include an MD or PhD and fluency in spoken and written English. Experience in genome analysis, exome sequencing, RNA seq, molecular biology, cloning, cellular and animal models is relevant. The post-doctoral fellow will interface with collaborators from multiple research groups (local and international) and strong communication skills are very important.

How to apply

Send curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to Jean Nakamura, M.D., Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, 1450 Third Street, Room 266, San Francisco, CA 94158. Email:

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