Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Discovery Oncology - Gascoigne Lab

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

We are seeking an independent and motivated researcher for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Karen Gascoigne’s laboratory in the Department of Discovery Oncology.  The successful candidate will join a research team that combines cutting-edge gene engineering, cell biology, functional genomics, and bioinformatics to uncover novel approaches to target cancer. The successful candidate will utilize state-of-the art genome and transcriptome engineering technologies to understand and target transcriptional dysregulation in cancer. In this regard, the candidate will have an opportunity to collaborate with cross-functional teams (including chemistry, biochemistry, structural biology, and translational oncology). 

Selected publications from the Gascoigne lab:

Raisner R, Kharbanda S, Jin L, Jeng E, Chan E, Merchant M, Haverty PM, Bainer R, Cheung T, Arnott D, Flynn EM, Romero FA, Magnuson S, Gascoigne KE. (2018) Enhancer Activity Requires CBP/P300 Bromodomain- Dependent Histone H3K27 Acetylation. Cell Rep. 14, 1722-1729.

Jin LGarcia JChan Ede la Cruz CSegal EMerchant MKharbanda SRaisner RHaverty PMModrusan ZLy JChoo EKaufman SBeresini MHRomero FAMagnuson S, Gascoigne KE (2017). Therapeutic targeting of the CBP/p300 bromodomain blocks the growth of castration-resistant prostate cancer. Cancer Res. 77, 5564-5575.

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A Ph.D in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, or related field. Detailed understanding of state-of-the-art molecular biology, gene engineering and chromatin biology techniques.  Computational or bioinformatics experience, particularly in NGS analysis would also be an asset. You have a demonstrated record of innovative scientific accomplishments as evidenced by at least one first-author paper published or accepted in a top tier journal. You enjoy working closely and collaboratively with bench scientists to solve complex biological problems.

Who We Are

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