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Job Opportunities 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

Molecular and Cellular Biology at The University of Melbourne 

This laboratory aims to characterise mechanisms that underlie drug response, to identify biomarkers that predict treatment response, and to identify novel therapeutic alternatives in colorectal and pancreatic cancer. Our main working models include freshly isolated patient-derived tumour samples, 3-dimensional organoid tissue culture and mouse xenograft models.

The Research Fellow will be involved in characterising mechanisms of tumour cell plasticity identified using cellular barcoding techniques, in determining the clinical usefulness of a theragnostic target using radiolabelled antibodies, and in contributing to the development and characterisation of co-culture assays between tumour organoids and stromal cells. The research fellow will also contribute to the supervision of technical staff and students and ensure the quality and reproducibility of patient sample isolation and growth procedures. They will also be responsible for ensuring the laboratory establishes and maintains good records in accordance with standard operative procedures.

Applications are welcome until 13 March.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

Gastrointestinal Cancers in NYC

There are openings for a postdoctoral research position (fully-funded) in in the laboratory of Anil K. Rustgi, MD, Director of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Columbia University is a leader in biomedical research and is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The HICCC at Columbia University Irving Medical Center provides an outstanding intellectual environment and top tier biomedical research core facilities. The HICCC houses 11 research core facilities that provide services essential to basic and translational cancer research, to which the applicant will have full access on a 24/7 basis.


Dr. Rustgi is a leader in the field of gastrointestinal oncology. His interdisciplinary research focuses on tumor initiation, the tumor microenvironment and tumor metastasis in the context of gastrointestinal cancers, including cancer of the esophagus, pancreas, and colon. Dr. Rustgi's lab uses mouse models, 3D culture systems, "omics" (ATAC-seq, ChiP-seq, RNA-seq, including at the single cell level) and human biosamples to translate discoveries into improved molecular diagnostics and finding new experimental therapeutics for patients, and is funded through several grants including a NCI P01, a NCI U54, three NIH R01 grants, American Cancer Society support and other grants. His lab has extensive publications. He is committed to the career development and mentoring of students and research fellows, with a track record of success.


For those interested, please provide a cover letter and CV to the following email:


Anil K. Rustgi, MD

Herbert and Florence Irving Professor of Medicine

Director, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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