Postdoctoral Position in Developmental Oncobiology

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7067117

Posted: June 22, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Zhe Li, PhD, Division of Genetics, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The Li Laboratory is interested in elucidating how cancers develop from their cells of origin, by using mouse models and organoid culture systems, with a focus on hormone-related cancers (i.e., breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers). The lab studies how genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors, as well as their interactions, contribute to epithelial cancer initiation, progression and metastasis. Potential research projects include: 1) Epigenetic regulation and immune mechanism in breast cancer metastasis; 2) Regulation of mammary (or fallopian tube, or prostate) epithelial cells by environmental factors (e.g., immune cells, hormones, stromal cells) during cancer initiation (and progression). In addition, the lab recently also developed an interest in the potential connection between cancer and COVID-19.

The Li Laboratory is particularly interested in the intersection of immunology, developmental biology, stem cell biology, and cancer biology. More information about research in the Li Laboratory can be found from the website (

Applicants are expected to have completed their PhD and/or MD degree and be highly motivated for a career in academic biomedical research. Previous experience with immunology (particularly NK cell biology or cancer immunology), stem cell and developmental biology, and/or mouse models of human cancer is preferred. Application (including cover letter, CV, and contact information of three referees) and inquiries should be submitted by e-mail to Zhe Li, Ph.D. (

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Job posting number:#7067117
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Brigham and Women's Hospital
United States
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