Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry is recruiting a Leader for the Cancer Drug Discovery Biology Group in Dr. Stephen Fesik’s lab (https://lab.vanderbilt.edu/fesik-lab/). This individual will become a key decision making member of a multi-disciplinary team comprised of structural biologists, medicinal chemists, and cell biologists, committed to discovering novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. The ideal candidate should have expertise in cancer biology, target validation, assay development as well as experience managing people and projects. The group leader will oversee all of the in vitro assays, help validate mechanism of action, develop biomarkers, identify and validate new cancer targets and select compounds for the in vivo assessment of inhibitors developed in the lab.
Vanderbilt University is a highly ranked university with a strong commitment to cancer research. The Fesik lab is a leader in the use of fragment-based methods and structure-based design in cancer drug discovery. This position is thus an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to make an impact on novel cancer drug discovery projects executed in an academic environment.
Required: PhD with Post Doctoral experience in Biology, Cell Biology, Pharmacology or related field. Candidates should have relevant hands-on research experience in biochemical and cell based assays and prior experience advancing small molecule compounds through the discovery process. This is a non-tenure-track research faculty position as either Assistant or Associate Research Professor, based upon experience and the search committee's evaluation of individual applications.
CV and three letters of recommendations must be uploaded for any application to be considered complete; please also include a cover letter describing relevant experience and a short research summary.
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