University of Connecticut Health Center

Postdoctoral Position in Prostate Cancer Health Disparities

Department of Cell Biology

Position description: Dr. Leslie Caromile has partnered with physician scientists in the Division of Urology at University of Connecticut Health Center to advance our understanding and improve diagnosis of individuals with aggressive prostate cancer. The Caromile laboratory is seeking a highly-motivated postdoctoral candidate committed to a translational project that examines the molecular underpinnings of prostate cancer health disparities. The successful applicant will apply detailed molecular, biochemical, cellular, genomic, and bioinformatic approaches to functionally annotate and assess risk of previously identified germline coding SNP’s within specific prostate cancer oncogenic signaling pathways. Experiments will also use primary patient samples, in vitro cell culture, in vivo transgenic and xenograft cancer models. Laboratories are located at the University of Connecticut Health Center (, a state-of-the-art research facility with a diverse graduate/medical/dental program and an attractive campus centrally located between New York and Boston Access. The candidate will have access to extensive core facilities including the Center for Genome Innovation, the Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling as well as flow cytometry and a transgenic mouse core thus offering the trainee wide latitude in the design and pursuit of their research questions. The University of Connecticut Health Center is dedicated to building a diverse community and offers a wide array of training opportunities for early career scientists.

Qualifications: Successful candidates should have or be very close to obtaining a PhD within the biomedical sciences from an accredited university or have less than 2 years postdoctoral experience. Applicants should have a strong background in cancer research, as well as proven expertise in molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry, genomics, and bioinformatics. A demonstrated record of scientific accomplishment evidenced by at least one first-author paper, a strong work ethic, and strong intellectual commitments to cancer research and to the individual research project, are essential. The successful candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and stellar communication skills with fluency in both spoken and written English.

To apply: Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their CV, cover letter, and names and contact information of three references to Dr. Leslie Caromile at

Salary will be commensurate with research experience.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Last updated: 2021-01-24