Postdoctoral Research Associate
Chicago , IL
Job posting number: #7109772
Posted: September 5, 2022
Job DescriptionWe are hiring postdocs interested in epigenetics, aging and cancer. The laboratory provides an excellent environment for researchers interested in cancer cell metabolism, aging, and epigenetic changes that connect alterations to the biophysical state of the nuclear microenvironment (including redox) with gene expression patterns that either initiate or promote cancer disease progression towards incurable disease. Our highly translational approach enables collaborations across the spectrum of drug development with Ph.Ds, M.D.s and industry partners.
Specifics: Successful candidates must hold a doctoral degree and be able to work in a team. Experience with cell culture, cloning, transfection and selection of cell lines, PCR, Western blotting, and other basic molecular biology laboratory techniques are a must. Experience with animal experimentation, imaging, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, and bioinformatics are a plus. Most importantly it is expected that the candidate has a passion for cancer biology, epigenetics, and/or redox biology.
Why work with us: The Bonini laboratory functions as an academy for postdocs willing to grow their skill set with regular workshops on grant writing, pitch presentations for investors, skills on how to give an effective presentation, tips on paper writing and more. The laboratory organizes periodic activities with guests from industry, other academic centers and professionals to assist postdocs develop into full blown scientists capable of securing and maintaining a position in industry, academia, publishing, advocacy, etc. Nested in one of the most vibrant academic and research centers of the country the laboratory collaborates with and is supported by both the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Chicago.