The Stites Laboratory applies quantitative and systems approaches (both experimental and computational) to the study of cancer. We primarily focus upon the RAS pathway due to its importance in cancer, the abundance of data on the pathway and its molecular components, and the ready availability of excellent reagents and methods. We repurpose these data and methods to study RAS from a systems perspective. The laboratory is comprised of both experimental biologists and computational biologists.
The postdoctoral fellow will be the primary lead for a new research program in the laboratory. The research project(s) in this program will extend the lab's established expertise in RAS biology, cancer biology, personalized medicine, and computational systems biology into the field of synthetic biology. Envisioned projects will utilize a synthetic biology approach to investigate cancer development and new cancer treatment strategies. The postdoctoral fellow will have ample room for creativity and to help shape the research program.
Ph.D. in Experimental Biology, Computational Biology, or Bioengineering
Experience and a strong understanding of experimental cellular and molecular biology, mathematical and computational methods, and synthetic biology is desired. Candidates with great strength in one or more categories and with addressable lack of experience in other categories combined with a track record of learning new methods and approaches may also be strong candidates.
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