The Nakamura lab at the University of California, San Francisco is recruiting postdoctoral fellows. Individuals interested in investigating mechanisms of tumorigenesis with a translational emphasis are encouraged to apply for postdoctoral training in the Nakamura laboratory. The laboratory is located in the Mission Bay Campus at the University of California, San Francisco Helen Diller Cancer Research Building. In this highly collaborative, multidisciplinary environment, our efforts are focused in two major areas:

  1. 1) the genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying Nf1-driven tumorigenesis, and
  2. 2) genomic analysis of second malignant neoplasms from mouse models and clinical samples.

We utilize both in vitro and in vivo models to study these processes and a major goal is to translate our findings into investigational trials for both therapeutics and prevention.

The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to develop a leadership role in two or more projects, at least one of which will be translational. Career development opportunities include development of scientific presentation and writing skills, as well as paper presentation at national and international meetings. Requirements include an MD or PhD, and fluency in English. Highly relevant skill sets include experience in genome analysis, bioinformatics or analysis of signaling pathways. One area of focus for this postdoctoral position will be the genome sequencing of human cancers with characterization of mutational processes and functional validation.

Send curriculum vitae and contact information for references to:

Jean Nakamura, M.D.,
Department of Radiation Oncology,
University of California, San Francisco,
1450 Third Street, Room 231, San Francisco, CA 94158.
Email: [email protected].

UCSF is an equal opportunity employer.