Postdoctoral Research Position
Tissue Engineering Models of Ovarian Cancer Metastasis
A highly motivated individual is being sought for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the laboratories of Dr. Pamela Kreeger (www.kreegerlab.org) and Dr. Kristyn Masters (http://masterslab.engr.wisc.edu) to work on an NIH-funded project analyzing how ECM changes during ovarian cancer progression influence metastasis. The candidate will work to develop in vitro models of the native and diseased ECM to examine the impact of changes on tumor cell proliferation, migration, invasion, and response to therapies.
The candidate will work in a collaborative, supportive environment with excellent resources and professional development opportunities. The project is part of the NIH Cancer Tissue Engineering Collaborative, providing opportunities to network with leaders in the field.
Applicants should hold, or be about to complete, a PhD or MD/PhD in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, cancer biology, or a related field. Candidates will be expected to work both independently and in collaboration with other researchers. Experience developing in vitro organotypic models and characterization of cell behavior in these systems is highly desirable. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Applicants will be expected to integrate into a multidisciplinary setting composed of staff scientists, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students.
The position is available immediately with a competitive salary. Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to the email address below.
Send application materials to:
Pamela Kreeger, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison