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Job No. 145025

  • Job Title:
  • Post Doc Fellow, Cancer Biology
  • Employer:
  • University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
  • Location:
  • Cincinnati , OH
  • Posting Date:
  • 12-Oct-2021
  • Description:
  • Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.



    Job Overview
    As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients.



    The laboratory of Dr. Susan Waltz in the Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine currently has a postdoctoral fellow position open. The position is available under an Institutional T32 Training Program in Cancer Therapeutics sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and requires US citizenship or the applicant to possess a Green Card. The Waltz laboratory utilizes cutting edge genetic tools, including gene-targeted mice, to study the role of receptor tyrosine kinases and growth factors in cancer pathogenesis. We have shown that the Ron receptor tyrosine kinase and its ligand play fundamental roles in breast and prostate tumorigenesis. Our research into the mechanisms by which this receptor mediates cancer progression have revealed novel interactions between tumor epithelia cells and cells of the innate immune system (such as macrophages) which are linked through this signaling cascade.


    Please visit the following website for additional details http://med.uc.edu/cancerbiology/labs/waltz-laboratory. Additional information or questions regarding the project can be obtained by email at susan.waltz@uc.edu.

    Essential Functions
    This position will participate in ongoing projects focused on defining the mechanisms coupling Ron signaling in tumor cells to cells in the tumor microenvironment with an emphasis on regulation of anti-tumor immunity.

    Required Education
    Doctoral Degree in the appropriate field or discipline, or the recognized terminal degree, or the equivalent foreign equivalent.

    Required Experience
    In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
    May require experience with specialized software programs.
    Additional Qualifications Considered
    Experience in murine tumor models, FACS analyses, immune cell manipulation, cell culture, RNA quantitation and IHC.



    Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    Competitive salary range dependant on the candidate's experience.
    Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


    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).
  •  Contact information:
  • University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
  • Cincinnati, OH 45221
  • United States
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