Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cancer Epigenetics and Biology (Childhood Cancers)

Emory - Children’s - GT Pediatric Research Alliance

Atlanta, GA

ID: 7063338
Posted: February 2, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A minimum of a Doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent) is required. Preference to applicants who are finishing graduate school or have less than 1 years of postdoctoral experience. The candidate should possess strong interpersonal communication and analytical skills. The candidate should have written and oral fluency in English. Further, the ideal candidate will be motivated, detailed, goal-oriented and possess excellent organizational skills.

Preference given to those with prior experiences either in:
-functional and structural cancer genomics
-cancer biology and biochemistry
-and/or computational and systems biology.

The Hong Lab ( at Emory University and the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is seeking several passionate scientists to tackle translational cancer research projects. The focus will be on:
-identifying novel therapeutics in high-risk childhood cancers such as relapsed Wilms Tumor and the SWI/SNF altered cancers such as Rhabdoid Tumor, ATRT, Renal Medullary Carcinoma and Epitheloid Sarcomas
-understanding mechanisms and expanding our understanding of SMARCB1 biology

We will use functional genomics, high throughput screening, biochemistry and computational biology to address these questions.

Please submit the following to
1) Curriculum Vitae (CV)
2) A brief cover letter (<1 page) that states:
-your contact information (email and phone number)
-the month and year you would be ready to start the Postdoctoral fellowship
-your present mentor's name and contact information (and if your present mentor is not your PhD advisor, please include your PhD advisor’s name and contact information)
-a description of the type of research area and project of interest to you (see for examples)

Applications will be reviewed every 2-3 weeks. Alternatively, you can apply through Emory Careers at


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