Post Doc Fellow - College of Medicine



College of Medicine

Department of Cancer Biology

University of Cincinnati


The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica


UC is one of the largest employers in the Cincinnati region, employing over 15,000 full time and part time faculty, staff and student workers. The College of Medicine, Department of Cancer Biology, is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Xiaoting Zhang. This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.


Job Summary: The Department of Cancer Biology at University of Cincinnati has an opening for Postdoctoral Fellow to study transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of gene expression in breast cancer. The Zhang laboratory currently focuses on elucidating molecular mechanisms of gene- and tissue- specific transcriptional cofactors in breast cancer [Mol Cell 19:89-100, PNAS 107: 6765, JBC 286:17746, EMBO J. 30:2405, Cancer Research 72:5625, ACS Nano 11(1):335, Cancer Research 78(2):422]. We are using a combination of biochemical, molecular, genomic (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq) and mouse genetic (conditional knockout, mutant knockin and overexpression) approaches. We are also currently developing RNA-based nano-therapeutics to target these cofactors to overcome therapeutic resistance of human breast cancer. Qualified candidates will also be considered for a placement in the Institutional T32 Training Program in Cancer Therapeutics by NCI.


Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with research experience in Biochemistry, Molecular Cellular Biology or a related field. 


Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience with animal studies, RNA-seq/ChIP-seq analyses or nanotechnology is a plus.


This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


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