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*Please note: all open postdoctoral positions may not be listed here. Some may be advertised in journals or on other sites, including the Wexner Medical Center Careers site, as well as the Ohio State Careers site (for positions outside of the medical center).

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Post-Doctoral Positions to study Brain tumor therapeutics

The Kaur Laboratory seeks ambitious Post-doctoral researchers, with a passion for translational oncology. The laboratory focuses on brain tumors and novel therapeutic development. One aspect of the laboratories research involves Oncolytic virus therapy: a treatment that was recently approved by the FDA for non-resectable melanoma. To this effect we genetically engineers viruses to destroy malignant cells without damaging normal non neoplastic cells. The laboratory uses state of the art in vitro and in vivo models to advance our current understanding of the impact of this therapy on the tumor microenvironment. We then use this knowledge to design exquisite next generation oncolytic viruses that have the potential to change the face of virotherapy.

Another aspect of the laboratory has also been to investigate changes in tumor microenvironment that affect tumor growth and progression. For example we have identified PRMT5 gain and BAI1 loss of expression in brain tumors. The laboratory is investigating ways to exploit this in the design of novel cancer therapies.

Post doctoral researchers will be a part of a large collaborative interdisciplinary team consisting of clinicians, scientists, mathematicians, bioinformatics and biostatisticians. The candidate will have an opportunity to lead his/her project, develop collaborations in a mentored environment and will be guided in the preparation of manuscripts, and grant submissions. They will be encouraged to present findings at National/international meetings. It is expected that the individual will be involved in high-impact publications and eager for career development. Post doctoral researchers are also expected to collaborate both within the group, within the center, nationally, and internationally.

Interested individuals should apply by email with a CV detailing research interests and research goals to: noveloncotherapeutics@gmail.com​


Select Publications from Researchers in Kaur Laboratory

  1. Kurozumi K, Hardcastle J, Thakur R, Yang M, Christoforidis G, Fulci G, Hochberg FH, Weissleder RW, Carson W, Chiocca EA, Kaur B. Modulation of Tumor microenvironment to enhance Oncolytic virus therapy. (2007) Journal of National Cancer Institute. 99(23):1768-81. *Accompanied by an editorial in JNCI.
  2. Haseley A, Boone S, Wojton J, Yu L, Yoo JY, Yu J, Kurozumi K, Glorioso J, Caligiuri M, Kaur B. Extracellular matrix protein CCN1 limits oncolytic efficacy in glioma. Cancer Research, (2012); 72(6):1353-62. *Accompanied by research highlights in Molecular therapy.
  3. Meisen HW , Wohleb ES, Jaime-Ramirez CA, Bolyard CM, Yoo JY, Russell L, Hardcastle J, Dubin S, Muili K, Yu J, Caligiuri MA, Godbout J, Kaur B. The impact of macrophage and microglia secreted TNFα on oncolytic HSV-1 therapy in the glioblastoma tumor microenvironment. (2015) Clinical Cancer Research 15; 21(14):3274-85.
  4. Banasavadi-Siddegowda YK, Russell L, Zhang J, Karkhanis VA, Imitola J, Baiocchi R, Kaur B. PRMT5-PTEN molecular pathway regulates senescence and self-renewal of Glioblastoma stem-like cells. (2016) Oncogene. [Epub ahead of print]10.1038/onc.2016.199
  5. Cheng C, Ru P, Geng F, Liu J, Wu X, Cheng X, Euthine V, Hu P, Guo JY, Lefai E, Kaur B, Nohturfft A, Ma J, Chakravarti A, Guo D. Glucose-mediated N-glycosylation of SCAP Is Essential for SREBP-1 Activation and Tumor Growth. (2015) Cancer Cell. 28(5):569-81.
  6. Yoo JY, Haseley A, Bratasz A, Chiocca EA, Zhang JY, Cain D, Powell K, Kaur, B. Antitumor Efficacy of 34.5ENVE: a transcriptionally retargeted and Vstat120 expressing oncolytic virus. Molecular Therapy (2012). 20(2):287-97.


Open Positions:

Area with Open Position:​

College of Pharmacy

Faculty Member Name:

Dr. Sharyn Baker

Description of Position:

A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University to study translational therapeutics and drug resistance in acute myeloid leukemia. Highly motivated candidates with a recent Ph.D. in any field of biological/biomedical sciences are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will join a new research group and will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects. Individuals who intend to follow a career in academic science are especially encouraged to apply. Expertise in molecular biology techniques and experimental mouse models is preferred.

Qualifications:

Expertise in molecular biology techniques and experimental mouse models

Deadline to Apply:

 Open until filled

Application Instructions:

To see the full job listing and information on applying please click here.

Contact Name:

Daelynn Buelow

Contact Email:

daelynn.buelow@osumc.edu




Area with Open Position:​

Comprehensive Cancer Center

Faculty Member Name:

Balveen Kaur

Description of Position:

Dr. Kaur ​at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work with her team of translational scientists.

Our laboratory aims to develop novel therapeutic approaches for cancer. Our current projects focus on the discovery and functional characterization of novel oncolytic viruses and their impact on tumor microenvironment.

Individuals with experience with in vitro and in vivo models of cancer cell biology, immunotherapy, or molecular biology and a track record of scientific productivity will be highly considered.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. in molecular biology or related field required

Deadline to Apply:

Open until filled

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should email a CV and cover letter to balveen.kaur@osumc.edu​

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.




Area with Open Position:​

Comprehensive Cancer Center

Faculty Member Name:

Ramiro Garzon

Description of Position:

Dr. Ramiro Garzon at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work with his team of translational scientists.

Our laboratory aims to understand the role of non coding RNAs in leukemia as well as to develop novel therapeutic approaches for leukemia. Our current projects focus on the discovery and functional characterization of novel long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) and other non coding RNAs species involved in leukemogenesis.

Individuals with experience with in vitro and in vivo models of leukemia, stem cell biology and a track record of scientific productivity will be highly considered.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. in molecular biology or related field required

Deadline to Apply:

 Open until filled

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should email a CV and cover letter to: Jordan.smith@osumc.edu

Qualified candidates should also apply online to: www.medicalcenter.osu.edu/careers
job ID 409316

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Contact Name:

Jordan Smith

Contact Phone:

614-685-8603

Contact address:

460 W. 12th Ave
BRT 440A
Columbus, OH 43212

Contact Email:

jordan.smith@osumc.edu




Area with Open Position:​

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Faculty Member Name:

Hakan Cam

Description of Position:

Dr. Hakan Cam at Nationwide Children's Hospital is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work with his team.

His laboratory focuses on tumor biology. The long-term goal is to unravel the underlying molecular mechanism of how oncogenic p53 family isoforms interlink with metastasis in childhood malignancies, and identify the promising therapeutic targets to translate into clinic in future.

Qualifications:

The strong candidates are expected to well-trained research background in Animal Work. Cancer biology background is plus, but not prerequisite.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and list of references to Hakan.Cam@nationwidechildrens.org​

Contact Name:

Hakan Cam, PhD

Contact Phone:

614-355-1998

Contact address:

Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases
Research Building II, WA5022
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205, USA

Contact Email:

Hakan.Cam@nationwidechildrens.org




Area with Open Position:​

Cancer biology and metabolism

Faculty Member Name:

Dr. Deliang Guo, PhD

Description of Position:

Dr. Guo's laboratory current has 1-2 postdoctoral position opening

His laboratory focuses on tumor biology and metabolism. The long-term goal is to unravel the underlying molecular mechanism of how oncogenic signaling interlinks with metabolism reprogramming in malignancies, and identify the promising therapeutic targets to translate into clinic in collaboration with physicians.

Dr. Guo's laboratory is the first to identify that reprogrammed lipid metabolism manifested by activation of SREBP-1, a ER-bound transcription factor with a central role in lipid synthesis and uptake, is a novel characteristic of malignancies. He further found SREBP-1 is a novel and promising therapeutic target in cancers (please see Guo et al., PNAS 2009, Science Signaling 2009, Cancer Discovery 2011, CNS Onco 2013, Current Pharma Design 2014). Most recently, his group uncovered the underlying link between EGFR signaling, glucose and lipid metabolism. They revealed that EGFR signaling via promoting glucose uptake and N-glycosylation to activate SCAP/SREBP-1 trafficking and lipid synthesis and uptake. The work is published on Cancer Cell on Nov 9th, 2015 (Cheng et al., 2015).

Dr. Guo's laboratory is looking for self-motivated, well-trained recently graduated PhD to join his team to work on the exciting research field-tumor metabolism. There are many promising projects already explored in oncogenenic signaling, glucose metabolism, lipid metabolism and miRNA. Working on these intriguing interlinks and important questions will bring bright outcome both in cancer biology and clinical translation.

Qualifications:

The strong candidates are expected to well-traned research background in cancer biology, molecular biology, animal work. Metabolism background and miRNA experience are plus. The salary is experience based.

Deadline to Apply:

12/31/2015

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants please direct send email to PI by email deliang.guo@osumc.edu​. If selected for on-site interview, all travel cost will be covered.




Area with Open Position:​

Bioinformatics-Cancer

Faculty Member Name:

Craig Burd

Description of Position:

A fully funded postdoctoral position is available at the James Comprehensive Cancer Center within the Ohio State University. The position will focus on utilizing various next‐generation sequencing data sets to probe molecular functions of breast cancer development. The research focuses on epigenetic regulation of transcriptional programs in models of breast carcinogenesis.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics or related field with experience in the use and development of algorithms to analyze next generation sequencing data.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and list of references to craig.burd@osumc.edu​

Contact Name:

Craig Burd

Contact Phone:

614-688-7458

Contact address:

590 BRT
460 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Contact Email:

craig.burd@osumc.edu




Area with Open Position:​

Bioinformatics

Faculty Member Name:

Craig Burd

Description of Position:

A postdoctoral position in the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Ohio State using bioinformatic tools to analyze next generation sequence data. The project focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of mammary gland programming that may be altered in cancer development and progression. We use multiple formats to map the genomic, epigenomic, and transcriptome profiles of mammary cells.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics or related field with experience managing next generation sequencing data. A strong computational background is essential.

Application Instructions:

Please send a cover letter, CV and references to craig.burd@osumc.edu​

Contact Name:

Craig Burd

Contact Phone:

614-688-7458

Contact address:

460 W. 12th Ave.
590 Biomedical Research Tower
Columbus, OH 43210

Contact Email:

craig.burd@osumc.edu




Area with Open Position:​

College of Medicine

Faculty Member Name:

Thomas L. Cherpes

Description of Position:

Laboratory focused on mucosal anti-pathogen and anti-tumor immunity is seeking a well-trained, highly motivated post-doctoral scientist. Work will involve in vitro experimentation and experimental models.

Qualifications:

Individuals especially encouraged to apply are those holding a PhD, MD, or DVM (or other comparable degrees in the biological sciences) that have prior basic science research experience. We are particularly interested in applicants with familiarity with molecular biology and molecular and cellular immunology.

Deadline to Apply:

Open until filled

Application Instructions:

Please submit CV and cover letter via e-mail to Thomas L. Cherpes​

Contact Name:

Thomas L. Cherpes

Contact Phone:

614-688-1897

Contact address:

BRT, Rm 712
460 W. 12th Avenue

Contact Email:

cherpes.1@osumc.edu


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