Postdoctoral Position Open in the Muir Lab.

Our laboratory in the Ben May Department for Cancer Research at the University of Chicago is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on metabolic adaptations that cancer and immune cells use to survive in the tumor microenvironment. Our group employs metabolomics tools and sophisticated mouse models of cancer to probe the microenvironment and physiology of tumors. We then use a variety of biochemical and genetics approaches study how cells function in such environments. We are looking for a highly motivated scientist to lead a project exploring the metabolism of cancer cells and lymphocytes in the pancreatic cancer tumor microenvironment. More information on our group can be found at themuirlab.org.

Postdoctoral researchers in our group can expect close mentorship and support from the Principal Investigator, and the opportunity to work with talented undergraduate students, graduate assistants and technicians in the group. Outside of the lab, our group is part of a large, diverse and vibrant research community at the University of Chicago and in the broader Chicago area. We are part of the Biological Sciences Division (https://biologicalsciences.uchicago.edu/), Ben May Department for Cancer Research (https://benmay.uchicago.edu/) and the UC Comprehensive Cancer Center (https://cancer.uchicago.edu/), providing postdoctoral researchers with access to talented collaborators and world class core research facilities (https://osrf.uchicago.edu/).

Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in the biological sciences, and expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry and cell culture. Excellent writing skills and proficiency in scientific communication are required. Experience with any of the following areas is preferred: immunology, genetic screening, mouse models of cancer, and mass spectrometry-based metabolite measurements.

Motivated candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of research goals to Alex Muir at amuir@uchicago.edu. Compensation in the Biological Sciences Division follows the NIH NRSA Stipend scale. Additional information on benefits and being a postdoc in the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division can be found at bsdpostdoc.uchicago.edu.

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