Job ID: 125416

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Sanford Research

  • Jul. 9, 2019
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
  • Cancer Biology and Pediatrics
  • Sanford Research
    Sioux Falls, SD
  • Open until filled
  • Sep. 1, 2019
  • Post-Doc
  • Biomedical Sciences
    Biology - Molecular
    Biology - Cell Biology
    Biology - Genetics

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the Tao laboratory in the group of Cancer Biology and Immunotherapies at Sanford Research. The Tao lab ( uses mouse models and human cells to discover genetic determinants of cell plasticity, self-renewal, and differentiation in bone progenitor cells as well as those factors in the cancer stem cell niche that promotes osteosarcoma. This position will have a dual focus on the skeletal biology and bone cancer. This position will require contributions both as an individual and as part of a team, as well as mentorship to junior lab members. The Tao lab has broad expertise in developmental biology, protein biochemistry, model organism genetics and genomics, signal transduction, and molecular biology, and provides a vibrant research environment for career advancement toward academic or industry positions.

Candidate requirements: we are looking for a highly motivated individual with a PhD in a biomedical sciences related field, with at least one first author publication. A successful candidate must be committed to a career in research in bone biology, mouse models, and/or cancer genetics, epigenetics, and therapeutics. The candidate should be able to drive an individual project but also be highly collaborative. A solid skillset and experience in molecular and cell biology is essential. The candidate should be independent, enthusiastic, and have good communication skills with fluency in English.

To apply, please send an email to with your curriculum vitae, a cover letter clearly stating your motivation and future research interests/plans and the names/contact information of at least three referees. Please indicate "Postdoc application" in the subject line.

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