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Cancer Biology and Therapy – Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology
University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Birmingham, Alabama
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Date Posted August 30, 2017
Postdoctoral-Health Sciences
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

I1612001- Cancer Biology and Therapy – Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology

Mentor: Dr. Ralph D. Sanderson, Professor of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham Email:ralphsanderson@uabmc.edu 

Postdoctoral Position Available

A postdoctoral position is available for an aggressive and productive scientist that can plan, coordinate and execute research related to determining the role of the heparan sulfate degrading enzyme heparanase in promoting the progression of multiple myeloma. Ongoing studies include: (i) determining the impact of heparanase on exosome biogenesis and function, (ii) understanding the role of heparanase in promoting tumor chemoresistance and (iii) developing heparanase inhibitors for anti-cancer therapy.  

Candidates should have a firm knowledge of molecular and cellular biology and demonstrated experience in data collection and analysis and communication of results in oral and written form. In addition, the candidate should have a strong interest in developing skills related to studying cancer biology and anti-cancer drugs. The Sanderson Lab has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1992 and is currently funded by the NIH, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation.  The lab is an internationally recognized leader in the field of heparanase biology and cancer and will provide a rich training environment for the successful candidate. 

Interested candidates please send in electronic form your curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience, interests and goals, and contact information for three references to:

Ralph D. Sanderson, PhD
UAB Endowed Professor of Cancer Pathology
Department of Pathology and UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Email:  ralphsanderson@uabmc.edu

Postdoc Awards and Benefits 

Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards. The OPE strongly encourages UAB research mentors to follow the National Research Service Award stipend level guidelines, and postdoctoral scholars qualify for health, life, and other insurances. They enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.

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