Postdoctoral Fellow (Fu Lab)

Posting Details

Job Code/Title PD - Post Doctoral Position Number P00001 Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow (Fu Lab) Department Human & Molecular Genetics Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range starting at $54,000 - $55,000 Campus MCV Campus Position Type Post Doc Hours/Week Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? Yes Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No Description of the Job

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Zheng Fu in the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics and the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University ( VCU ), School of Medicine. The main research focus in Dr. Fu’s laboratory is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of cell cycle control and genomic stability maintenance. The ongoing studies in the laboratory also focus on defining molecular determinants of hormone-refractory prostate cancer. The aims are to understand how deregulation of these physiological processes contributes to carcinogenesis and tumor progression and to ultimately apply the findings to the development of novel, improved, and targeted cancer therapies (Cancer Research 81: 1293; Cell Reports 28:2147; Elife 5: e10734; Nat Cell Biol. 10:1076; J Clin Invest. 119:2714).

Required Qualifications

Dr. Fu’s laboratory is seeking highly qualified, dedicated individuals with a commitment to research excellence. The successful candidate should have a PhD or MD degree with a strong background in molecular biology, molecular genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, and/or cancer biology. Research experience in animal models would be an advantage. The candidates must also have strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills in English.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates are preferred with a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular genetics, cell biology and cancer biology, and with experience in the areas of protein modification, transcriptional control, protein-protein interaction, and animal modeling.

Job Open Date 04/02/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates interested in the position should complete the online application including a cover letter with a brief summary of research experience and interests, an updated CV, and contact information for three references.

Additional Information

Health and Dental Insurance will be provided for the successful candidates.

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Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Reference Letter - 1
  3. Reference Letter - 2
  4. Reference Letter - 3
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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume

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