May 17, 2016

New job post: Postdoctoral Position Leukemia Research at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Postdoctoral Position Leukemia Research at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Nora Heisterkamp; jgroffen@chla.usc.edu

Description: 
An NIH-supported postdoctoral position will be available to study the role of the leukemia microenvironment, carbohydrate modifications and carbohydrate binding proteins in leukemia cell survival and the development of drug resistance. We are currently studying how Galectins contribute to the communication between stromal cells, leukemia cells and the role of this in promoting drug resistance -see PMID 25869099 and 23760399. 

We are looking for: Experience working with mice, hematopoietic cell tissue culture, retroviral or lentiviral transduction and FACS are required. Expertise in glycobiology or biochemistry is an advantage. Candidates who are interested in following an academic career path, are self-motivated and enjoy the complexity of biological systems are especially encouraged to apply. 

How to apply: Please include your current CV, a 1-page cover letter describing your current position, your reasons for applying and contact details of three recent referees as a single PDF. 

The lab: Our lab is in the Division of Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). CHLA is academically affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and is strongly committed to basic, translational and clinical research. The Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at CHLA is the largest pediatric hematology-oncology program in the United States. We have ongoing collaborations in the area of glycobiology with scientists at the Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University. 

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