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Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Biology
Wake Forest School of Medicine

  • Dec. 6, 2017
  • Open until filled
  • Available in February 2018
  • Post-Doc
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
    Oncology & Hematology
    Genetics, Genomics & Molecular Biology
    Biochemistry & Cellular Biology
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The Alli Laboratory in the Department of Cancer Biology at Wake Forest School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated postdoc interested in investigating and manipulating tumorigenic mechanisms for purposes of cancer chemoprevention and/or targeted therapy. Current projects focus on (i) aberrations in oxidative DNA damage and response pathways that lead to cancer, (ii) the development of a novel class of drugs known as DNA repair-activating agents for the prevention of BRCA1-associated cancers, and (iii) the identification of new therapeutic approaches that selectively target defective base-excision repair of oxidative DNA damage in triple-negative breast cancers.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in the molecular biosciences or a related field, a solid background in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetic, and/or chemical techniques, significant experience with mammalian cell culture and mouse models, a proven scientific track record with publications in peer-reviewed journals, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

About Wake Forest School of Medicine: The Department of Cancer Biology at Wake Forest School of Medicine and the newly-expanded NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center form a highly collaborative, research intensive community structured around basic, translational, and clinical cancer research. Winston-Salem is a vibrant community with an exciting cultural environment and in close proximity to the mountains and the coast. The community, coupled with a low cost of living, excellent schools, and abundant recreational opportunities makes Winston-Salem an attractive living choice.

Applications: Please send a CV, one page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and contact information for three references to: with "Academic Keys Postdoctoral Posting" in the subject line.

  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and its affiliates are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Dr. Elizabeth Alli
    Cancer Biology
    Wake Forest School of Medicine
    Medical Center Boulevard
    Winston-Salem, NC 27157


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