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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Cancer Genomics
A minimum of a Doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent) is required, preferably in Cancer Biology. Applicants should not have more than 1 years of postdoctoral experience. The candidate should possess strong interpersonal communication and analytical skills with written and oral fluency in English. Further, the ideal candidate will be motivated, detailed, goal-oriented and possess excellent organizational skills.
Summary of the Fellowship:
The Hong Lab (www.thehonglab.org) is seeking a highly-motivated individual to study the genomes, epigenomes and transcriptomes of pediatric cancers. In the lab, we use computational biology (e.g., whole genome, ATAC-seq, RNA-seq and single cell) along with functional genomics (e.g., CRISPR-Cas9 or ORF). We study kidney and brain cancers such as Wilms Tumor and cancers involving the SWI/SNF chromatin modifying complex such as Renal Medullary Carcinoma, Rhabdoid Tumor and Atypical Teratoid/ Rhabdoid Tumor.
Our research laboratory is located within the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in the Health Science Research Building. Fellows will have access to resources within the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, the Winship Cancer Institute, the Pediatric Research Alliance along with collaborators at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Funding for positions has been secured and will come initially from grants and institutional funds (e.g., Department of Defense, American Cancer Society and Emory University). Please submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) along with contact information for 3-5 references (including your PhD supervisor) to email@example.com or apply through this portal.
Summary of the Mentor:
Dr. Hong is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics with an Endowed Investigatorship focused on the study of high-risk childhood cancers. He was previously on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. He completed his post-graduate and post-doctoral training at Boston Children’s Hospital, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. His mentorship style is to meet weekly with postdoctoral fellows with the goal for the fellows to become independent investigators (either in academia or in industry). This will be through a mix of giving presentations, learning how to write grants, identifying independent research projects, writing manuscripts together as well as training recent college graduates along with undergraduate and graduate students.
Summary of the Environment:
Located in Atlanta, Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals in the common mission of conquering cancer in children and young adults. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrows’ physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including Georgia Institute of Technology and the Georgia Research Alliance.