Looking for Postdoctoral Researchers

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships Call

An important and challenging problem in leukemia research is the limited ability for many laboratories to perform functional analyses of primary patient cells. In order to increase our understanding of the biology of human leukemic malignancies, we perform advanced experimentation using living-cell systems. Functional information extracted from single-cell analysis, provides crucial data to understand cell-to-cell heterogeneity. By enabling functional cytomics, we are able to evaluate the state of patients with leukemia as well as to examine the changes that occur in the accumulation of drugs into the cells over time. The Functional Cytomics Group is mainly focused in the basic mechanisms that regulate CD34+ and CD34- Side Population stem cells. Stem cells reside in most of tissues in a quiescent state, but rapidly become activated to both repair and regenerate the adjacent tissues. We are studying several genes involved in different aspects of stem cell activation, including some that encode for ABC multidrug resistance transporters, and others that regulate self-renewal and differentiation.

Qualifications: PhD in stem cell biology, molecular biology, or related field required. Must have 2-3 years experience in working with stem cells and have demonstrated expertise in the use of fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, cellular imaging/microscopy, and molecular biology (RT-PCR, cloning, immunoprecipitation, western blotting). Additional expertise in the use of RNA interference and viral vectors preferred.

Candidates should include an updated CV, complete contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing their past research experience, career goals and potential future research interests.

Applicants should send materials to: Jordi Petriz, PhD (jpetriz
at carrerasresearch dot org)

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