Postdoctoral Researchers in Genome Stability, Vanderbilt University, USA

Postdoctoral Position in USA

Postdoctoral Researchers in Genome Stability: The Cortez Lab at Vanderbilt University Medical School is seeking motivated postdoctoral researchers and senior scientists to join our team. Our lab focuses on understanding the mechanisms that maintain genome integrity and ensure accurate DNA replication. Our research has significant implications for understanding developmental abnormalities, premature aging, and cancer.

Postdoctoral Researchers and Senior Scientists in Genome Stability

Designation: Postdoctoral Researchers and Senior Scientists

Research Area: Genome Stability, DNA Replication, DNA Damage Response

Location: Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN


  • PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related field.
  • Experience in genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, proteomics, or structural biology.
  • Strong publication record demonstrating expertise in the relevant research areas.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.

Job Description: The successful candidates will engage in cutting-edge research projects focused on:

  • Identifying and characterizing new replication stress response proteins.
  • Conducting mechanistic studies of replication-coupled DNA repair and damage tolerance.
  • Analyzing DNA damage signaling pathways, particularly those controlled by the ATR kinase.
  • Characterizing abasic site repair and tolerance mechanisms.
  • Developing cancer therapeutic approaches targeting the DNA damage response.

The Cortez Lab employs a multi-disciplinary approach, leveraging genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, proteomics, and structural biology techniques. The lab is part of the Genome Maintenance Program within the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology, and Department of Biochemistry.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following documents:

  • A cover letter outlining research interests and career goals.
  • A detailed CV.
  • Contact information for three professional references.
  • Copies of relevant publications.

Applications should be sent to [email address] with the subject line “Application for Postdoctoral Researcher/Senior Scientist Position.”

Last Date to Apply: Until position filled

Join us in our mission to unravel the complexities of genome maintenance and contribute to advancements in cancer therapeutics.



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