The Huang lab is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for an NIH-funded project in “cancer cell systems biology”. We are seeking scientists who are enthusiastic about not simply finding new drug targets but about fundamental principles that govern cancer cell population dynamics, and who are not terrified by unorthodox ideas. We do not study what is hot but what is hard (and understudied yet relevant). Our research is on cancer cell heterogeneity, non-genetic cell state transitions and cell-cell interactions. We perform single-cell resolution analyses (scRNAseq, video-microscopy of singe-cell proliferation dynamics, single-cell barcoding) and mathematical modeling to better understand why there is a theoretical intrinsic limit to cancer treatment efficacy.
The ideal candidate is an experimental biologist versed in quantitative experiments with cancer cell cultures and who is open to learn new techniques and computational data analysis with the help of the group. Computational skills not required but would be a plus. We are happy to train candidates to fill gaps in their skill set if they love to learn and embrace new approaches. Our interdisciplinary group has an open-minded, innovation-promoting culture that values scientific curiosity and is receptive to new crazy ideas while teaching rigor of scientific methodology. We also encourage interactions with scientists throughout ISB which has a stimulating and collaborative culture. PhD required.
ISB is an EOE (M/F/disabled/veteran status)