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College of Graduate Studies

Postdoctoral Position Openings

Posting date - July 20, 2016

  • Integrative Training in Oncogenic Signaling (ITOS) Program (NIH/NCI)

    Principal Investigator: Philip Howe, PhD,

    The Hollings Cancer Center seeks applications for the NCI-funded Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Training Grant’s (T32) Integrative Training in Oncogenic Signaling (ITOS) Program. The goals of the program are to provide five postdoctoral trainees with proactive mentoring, oversight, and research training in cutting-edge methodology; to develop useful academic and essential career development skills; to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary interactions with faculty and other trainees; and to provide exposure to current cancer research discoveries and how these are being translated into novel approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. The ITOS Program, led by an outstanding cadre of program Faculty, offers distinct experiences and opportunities only afforded to the selected ITOS Fellows.

Posting Date: July 5, 2016

Postdoctoral fellow(s) - Recent Ph.D. or equivalent, with experience in molecular biology, protein chemistry, immunohistochemistry and cell biology preferred.  Experience with complement biology and/or animal models of AMD will be advantageous.
We are recruiting for a project identifying complement-mediated pathology in models of AMD (RPE cultures and mouse models) (e.g.,;  This project is highly collaborative, requiring applicants with a strong interest and motivation for interdisciplinary research.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and names of three references to:

Bärbel (Barb) Rohrer, Ph.D., Department of Ophthalmology, Storm Eye Institute, 167 Ashley Ave, Rm 614, Charleston, SC 29425; Department of Ophthalmology.

Posting Date: April 15, 2016

  • Postdoctoral position for a US citizen or greencard holder who is interested in working on Cardiovascular complications of obesity and diabetes.  Submit a CV and names and email addresses of two references.  Submit to L. Ashley Cowart
  • A full-time Post-doctoral Research fellow position is available in Dr. Catrina Robinson’s laboratory. Dr. Robinson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology with a joint appointment in the Department of Neuroscience at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The research focus of the lab is to understand the impact of factors associated with metabolic syndrome on both normal and pathological brain aging. The fellow will study the mechanisms underlying the increased risk of neurodegenerative disorders including cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, or stroke associated with obesity. For additional information please visit: To apply please send a brief letter of interests that includes: 1) your personal statement that outlines your career goal, research interests, and previous experience; 2) copy of your CV; 3) contact information for 3 references.

Posting date - February 19, 2016

  • Post-doctoral Fellow Position is open at all levels (including for soon to graduate students) to study the mechanisms of lipid signaling in the regulation of cancer metastasis and tumor immunotherapy at Hollings Cancer Center. For application,  please contact Dr. Besim Ogretmen - and send your full CV including names/addresses of three references.
  • Postdoctoral/Research Assistant Professor position is available at USC to study the role of urinary bladder smooth muscle ion channels (K+ and TRP). Please send a CV, letter of interest explaining relevant work experience, statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information for 3-5 referees to:

Georgi V. Petkov, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology
Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone (Office): 803-777-1891

  • The Traktman laboratory has recently relocated to MUSC and is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join our highly interactive group of 2 fellows, 4 PhD students, and a research specialist II. Using a variety of molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques, the fellow will participate in our NIH-funded studies of vaccinia virus ( Our work is focused on the replication and repair of the viral genome, the biogenesis of the viral membrane, and the interplay between cellular bioenergetics and the life cycle. Please contact and provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references.
  • The Medical University of South Carolina WISSDOM Center has a one two-year postdoctoral fellowship position, supported by the American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network on Cardiovascular Disparities. The fellow will conduct disparities research regarding stroke recovery as part of a multi-disciplinary team science approach with an interest in translational research and community engagement. Interested applicants should email CV, cover letter, and two letters of recommendations. In your cover letter explain how you meet the requirements and your career plans.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Named fellow must be able to verify citizenship as well as hold a Ph.D, M.D., D.O., D.V.M., or equivalent doctoral degree. For additional information, please email Program Manager, JacKetta R. Cobbs, MPH (
  • The Cardiac Signaling Center draws upon the clinical, biological, and engineering expertise of its sponsoring universities to study molecular cardiovascular mechanisms and develop new therapeutic approaches for heart disease. Central to this effort is research that takes advantage of recent progress in stem cell biology, tissue engineering, and medical genetics to develop clinically usable cells which can be implanted into patients to treat diseases of the heart.  In Doctor Morad's laboratory, accepted applicants would become experienced in Calcium Signaling through state-of-the-art imaging including fluorescent microscopy (TIRF, confocal), electrophysiology techniques such as patch clamping, as well as the development of molecular engineered probes. Those interested in pursuing a postdoctoral fellowship in one of the laboratories of the Cardiac Signaling Center should email Dr. Morad, Dr. Cleemann, Dr. Yamaguchi, or Dr. Foley a CV and a brief statement of interest. Applicants who meet all requirements will be invited to interview and give a laboratory seminar.
  • Our group is focused on elucidating conserved mechanisms contributing to prostate tumor progression. We investigate how specific tumorigenic signaling pathways regulate cellular polarity, chromatin remodeling and the tumor microenvironment. Fellows will be engaged in translational projects and utilize multidisciplinary approaches (genetic/epigenetic, molecular, pharmacologic and in vivo modeling) to unravel key drivers of indolent to aggressive tumor growth. For further information about our lab, please visit

    Applicants should send their CV and contact information to:
  • The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Dental Medicine is currently accepting applications for 3 Postdoctoral positions with a research focus in oral, dental and craniofacial research. Support for this position will be provided through the National Institute of Craniofacial and Dental Research (NIDCR) funded training grant “Training in Craniofacial and Oral Health Research” (T32DE017551). 

    Application Deadline: May 15, 2016 

    Starting Date: July 1, 2016 

    Duration: Up to 3 years; scholarship renewed annually based upon performance 


    The overarching objective of the Training in Craniofacial and Oral Health Research (T-COHR) program is to foster the development of clinician scientists and scientists focused on oral, dental and craniofacial research. T-COHR provides strong curriculum and thematic research experiences in an integrative framework that emphasizes mentoring, scientific advancement, academic career development, grantsmanship, and productivity. T-COHR is an integral part of the MUSC Center for Oral Health Research in the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine. The program engages faculty at all career levels and trainees from other disciplines throughout MUSC including the Colleges of Medicine, Graduate Studies, Nursing, and Dental Medicine, the Department of Bioengineering at Clemson University, the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, and the Hollings Cancer Center. 

    Research Foci 

    Application Requirements 

    Submission Submit application as a single pdf file to Mrs. Loraine Roylance at by May 15, 2016 

    • Molecular and Cellular Biology of Oral Infections including Periodontal Diseases and Candidiasis 
    • Head and Neck Cancer and Oral Neoplastic Development/Progression 
    • Bioengineering/Biomechanics of Oral Facial Complex and Craniofacial Regeneration 
    • Growth and Development of the Oral and Craniofacial Complex 
    • Bone Biology and Osteoimmunology 
    •  U.S. citizen or permanent resident 
    •  Must be a graduate of a PhD or DMD/DDS program by June 30, 2016 
    •  Detailed curriculum vitae including academic background, list of publications (if any), professional experience, skills 
    •  Statement of research interest 
  • I am looking to hire a motivated postdoctoral scholar interested in an immediate position at MUSC. My current research is investigating cellular and molecular mechanisms of colorectal cancer chemoradiation resistance. Projects are focused on expanding our rectal cancer patient-derived xenograft model exploring the role of cancer stem cells in therapy resistance. The successful candidate will also perform such current cellular, molecular and biochemical techniques as mouse surgery, organoid culture, Western blots, ELISA, qPCR, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, recombinant DNA cloning, sub-cloning, and LUC reporter analyses as a member of our research team. The candidate will be encouraged to generate testable hypotheses, develop independent projects, and publish. If interested, send CV to Dr. E. Ramsay Camp, MD, MSCR, FACS - - Associate Professor, Surgical Oncology, MUSC.

  • UMass Medical School Center for Biomedical Career Development Postdoc Position

    We are seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position in our Center for Biomedical Career Development related to projects for our NIH BEST grant.  We would like the position filled by this summer, and encourage applications to be submitted by April 18.  Please help us circulate this opportunity widely!

    About the position:
    The Center for Biomedical Career Development (cBCD) within UMass Medical School’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) supports the career and professional development of ~700 doctoral and postdoctoral biomedical trainees at UMass Medical School while contributing to the scholarship of the field.

    We are seeking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to join our efforts in developing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating career development programs for doctoral and postdoctoral scholars in the biomedical sciences.  This is a full-time training position intended to prepare a scientist interested in moving into career development, curriculum development, academic administration, policy, or similar career paths while bringing a scholarly perspective to their future endeavor. This could also be an initial step toward education research. The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to or be responsible for a range of projects within the cBCD related to our NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) grant.  The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to attend regional or national conference(s) to better learn the depth and breadth of the field. The individual will report to the Assistant Dean, Career & Professional Development and work closely with the Assistant Director.

    Example responsibilities include:
    • Contributing to development and implementation of existing and new curricula and programs,
    • Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting evaluation data
    • Proposing and preparing visualizations of quantitative data
    • Developing or updating resources for internal and external audiences, such as trainees, faculty, or career development professionals. For example: Observing workshops, courses, or other program elements to develop resources for disseminating lesson design and rationale, evaluation metrics and outcomes, or teaching materials for use at other universities
    • Meeting with students in career counseling appointments
    • Reaching out to employers in a variety of scientific career paths
    • Other duties as is necessary

    For complete details and application instructions, see:

    Candidates are encouraged to apply by April 18. All applicants should submit a CV (or resume) and cover letter, saved as a single file in .pdf format, through the UMassMed HR link above. You are also encouraged to send a copy of the .pdf file directly to

  • I am looking to hire a motivated Postdoctoral fellow/associate interested in an immediate position at MUSC. My laboratory research focuses on studying oral bacteria-gingival epithelial cell interaction in the polymicrobial chronic inflammatory disease periodontitis.

  •  An expertise in cellular microbiology, especially on opportunistic strict anaerobes/ intracellular bacteria as well as bacterial genetics and in vivo infection models are strongly desired. However, qualified applicants with an interest in oral bacterial colonization and persistence within epithelia and desire to pursue a career in biomedical research, are encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Health insurance will be provided. 

    Özlem Yilmaz, DDS, PHD
    Professor, Dept. of Oral Health Sciences,
    Medical University of South Carolina,
    Director, Center for Oral Health Clinical Research,
    Charleston, SC, 29425, USA
    Tel: 843-792 1248



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