The Cell Migration and Signaling laboratory in the Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is seeking a PhD trained in cancer research and/or glycobiology for a fully funded post-doctoral fellowship in basic and translational metastasis research for up to 3 years.
The Merzaban laboratory investigates adhesion molecules/adhesion systems and glycan-mediated mechanisms of cancer progression. Research is both basic and translational. We work with established cell lines, primary human tissues/cells, and mouse models of cancer (mainly breast and leukemia as well as others). Our research utilizes traditional molecular and cellular biological, biochemical, and glycobiological techniques, as well as new technologies (for example, mass spectrometry, metabolomics, and single cell RNA sequencing, using artificial intelligence based on the expression of glycosyltransferases to predict cancer types/subtypes/survival, nanomaterials, etc). We also have active collaborations on using state-of-the-art super resolution fluorescence microscopy techniques to zoom in atz these mechanisms with high spatial and temporal resolution.
This position is available immediately, though start date is flexible.
KAUST (https://www.kaust.edu.sa/en) is located along the Red Sea one hour North of Jeddah by car. It is an international, graduate-only research university with researchers from over 100 nationalities. KAUST offers outstanding research facilities, internationally competitive salaries, one round-trip travel to home country per year, and generous research funding from KAUST. KAUST attracts top international faculty, scientists, engineers and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges.
KAUST has an award-winning campus to live, work, study and play that is designed to inspire and motivate students, employees and their families to maintain an active lifestyle. The community members enjoy elementary and secondary schools, health clinic, on-demand as well as scheduled transportations, thematic community clubs, as well as several fitness and outdoor sports installations including sea-faring sports and golf. On the cultural and leisure side, KAUST fosters the arts with a performance theater for concerts and plays as well as a movie theater, besides numerous dining options and the Red Sea just steps away, information may be found here (https://communitylife.kaust.edu.sa/Pages/Home.aspx).
Highly-motivated candidates with a Ph.D. in cancer biology and/or glycobiology or a closely related field are welcome to apply. Applicants should possess strong laboratory, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates with previous experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, flow cytometry, and/or glycobiological techniques as well as mouse modeling are highly desirable. Candidates should be scientifically motivated and capable of working independently. The candidate would be expected to present at international/national scientific conferences and draft research manuscripts of their findings as well as support the training of graduate students. It is important that the candidate be motivated to finish projects in a timely manner with a goal of publishing their findings. Senior postdoctoral fellows with strong track record and relevant expertise may be considered for a Research Scientist position.
- a brief cover letter indicating research interests, experience and career goals
- contact information for 3 references
|Title||Junior and Senior Post-Doctoral fellowships in Cancer Research and/or Glycobiologysition|
|Employer||King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)|
|Job location||King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal|
|Published||September 8, 2021|
|Job types||Postdoc  |
|Fields||Cancer Research,   Biochemistry,   Genetics,   Cell Biology  |