A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is open in the Li laboratory to study the dysregulated transcription dependency under the 3D chromatin niche in human cancers. Cutting-edge technologies and multidisciplinary approaches, including genetic and epigenomic CRISPR editing, comprehensive genetic screens, and the auxin-induced protein degradation system, are used to investigate the precise function of transcription factors and noncoding segments involved in gene transcription, chromatin architecture, and chromatin accessibility maintenance in pediatric leukemia. Those efforts are anticipated to shed light on understanding how gene regulation is precisely controlled in temporal and spatial gene expression in cancers and will provide insights into alternative therapy development. The candidate will be offered an excellent research environment to work on novel candidates identified from our own CRISPR screens and integrative analysis of multidimensional datasets.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a top-ranked Pediatric Cancer Hospital and a world-renowned basic science research institute with over 200 faculty members. St. Jude offers a highly collaborative research and training environment that includes state-of-the-art facilities and resources. Postdoctoral research fellows are provided with a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a professional development allowance.
Chunliang Li, Ph.D
Cancer Biology Program
Department of Tumor Cell Biology
262 Danny Thomas Place
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis. TN 38105-3678
Lab Homepage: https://www.stjude.org/directory/l/chunliang-li.html
The successful candidate should be highly motivated and have a collaborative working attitude. There is considerable flexibility and freedom to help postdoctoral research fellows to develop their research programs and strengthen training.
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D., MD, or equivalent) with a track record of scientific accomplishments. Applicants with a Ph.D. in molecular biology, cancer cell biology or relevant fields are encouraged to apply.
As of September 10, 2021, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment.