Postdoc position available – to understand the role of tumor exosomes in conditioning the metastatic niche

University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department

A fully funded 2-year postdoctoral experience with the objective to understand the role of tumor exosomes in conditioning the metastatic niche is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jaime Modiano at the University of Minnesota.

The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, working on a comprehensive approach to uncover the molecular properties of osteosarcoma (see Scott et al, J Biol Chem, 290:28070-83, 2015, Moriarity et al, Nat Genet, 47:615-24, 2015, Sarver et al, Orphanet J Rare Dis, 8:7, 2013, Modiano et al, Mol Ther, 20:2234-2243, 2012, Thayanithy et al, Bone 50:171-181, 2012, Scott et al, Bone, 49:356-367, 2011). The project will include in vitro studies, in vivo xenotransplantation, genomic engineering and other conventional molecular, genetic, cellular, bioinformatics, and immunological approaches. The comparative oncology laboratories recently moved to newly renovated facilities in the 7th floor of the Masonic Cancer Research Building, providing excellent opportunities to interact with a large and vibrant group of collaborators. The candidate also will be responsible for providing mentorship for trainees and to contribute to studies on pathogenesis and therapeutic development for osteosarcoma and other cancers.

Candidates with a DVM/VMD, or an MD, and/or a PhD, and with evidence of previous research training will be considered. Experience in comparative medicine and animal surgery and a record of publication are required. Prior experience in cancer cell and molecular biology, genomics, pathology, immunology, and biochemistry are highly desirable. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Qualified applicants should apply at the University of Minnesota Online Employment website at

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