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Ludwig Postdoctoral Research Associate
Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey
Date Posted 06/06/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
Postdoctoral or more senior research positions are available in the Ludwig Princeton Cancer Institute to study metabolism and tumor-microenvironment interactions during cancer progression. Ludwig Princeton Branch is dedicated to accelerating the study of metabolic phenomena associated with cancer to develop new paradigms for cancer prevention and treatment. Its main research areas include: 

- Metabolic interactions between the tumor and the rest of the body, focusing on how the body supports tumor growth and metastasis, and how tumors induce cachexia and other microenvironmental changes. 
- Interplay between host metabolism, gut microbiome, and anti-cancer immune response.
- Diet-induced tumor microenvironment changes during cancer progression and metastasis, and dietary strategies for the prevention and treatment of cancer. 

We welcome highly motivated candidates who have or expect to have a Ph.D. degree in the fields of molecular cell biology, cancer biology, chemical biology, biochemistry, cancer genomics, genetics, mass spectrometry, physical chemistry, computational and systems analysis. 

Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. 
Applicants must select one or more research mentor/co-mentor from the following Principal Investigators and Ludwig Princeton Branch members.
Kang, Yibin       https://molbio.princeton.edu/people/yibin-kang
Major areas of interest include: Cellular plasticity in cancer progression, organ-tropic metastasis niches, metabolic adaptation during cancer metastasis, metastasis genes and development of metastasis therapeutics, mammary gland stem cell and stem cell niches.
Rabinowitz, Joshua         https://scholar.princeton.edu/rabinowitz/home
Major areas of interest include: Metabolomics, isotope tracing, metabolic flux analysis, quantitative modeling, mass spectrometry imaging, cancer metabolism, small molecule inhibitor discovery, dietary impact on cancer, metabolism, and the immune system.

White, Eileen           https://www.cinj.org/research/eileen-white-phd
Major areas of interest include: Identification of metabolic vulnerabilities in cancer, the role of nutrient scavenging pathways including autophagy in cancer and host metabolism, growth and survival, metabolic control of the anti-tumor immune response, identification of the mechanisms driving cancer cachexia, dietary modulation of tumor growth and treatment response.

To apply online, please visit https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/position/20721 and submit a brief statement of research interests, curriculum vitae and a list of three references.  

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
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