I1602003- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Epigenetics
Mentor: Trygve Tollefsbol, Ph.D, D.O., Professor, Department of Biology; Senior Scientist, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A postdoctoral position is available to a highly motivated candidate to study the epigenetics of aging and cancer prevention. The successful candidate will utilize molecular epigenetic/epigenomic and pharmacologic methods. Prior experience with cell culture, animal models, epigenetic methods and molecular biology is required. Candidates with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry or a related discipline are encouraged to apply. Experience with administration of bioactive dietary compounds to animals is highly desirable as well as experience in aging and/or cancer prevention research. Eligibility to apply for NIH training grants would be a distinct advantage.
Representative Publications:Li Y, Buckhaults P, Cui X, Tollefsbol TO. Combinatorial epigenetic mechanisms and efficacy of early breast cancer inhibition by nutritive botanicals. Epigenomics. 2016 Aug;8(8):1019-37. doi: 10.2217/epi-2016-0024. PMID: 27478970.
Kala R, Tollefsbol TO. A Novel Combinatorial Epigenetic Therapy Using Resveratrol and Pterostilbene for Restoring Estrogen Receptor-α (ERα) Expression in ERα-Negative Breast Cancer Cells. PLoS One. 2016 May 9;11(5):e0155057. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155057. PMID: 27159275.
Interested candidates with excellent communication skills should email a cover letter detailing research experience, CV, and contact details of three references to:
Trygve Tollefsbol, Ph.D., D.O.
Professor of Biology
Senior Scientist; Comprehensive Cancer Center, Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, and Comprehensive Diabetes Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.