Job Openings and Opportunities

The lab currently has openings for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduate students. In particular, there are many intriguing projects for rotation students. Please contact Dr. Xin Lu (xlu@nd.edu) if you are interested in joining us to explore exciting opportunities of translational cancer research.


Immediately Wanted

Our lab is currently recruiting one full-time Research Assistant and one part-time Research Assistant. RAs play important roles in our exciting cancer research and own authorship in our publications (please see our recent papers). Very capable RAs can lead independent projects and publish first-author papers. RAs will also learn how to become effective lab managers. Please follow these links to know more details about the jobs. We look forward to your applications!


POST DOCTORAL POSITION
NOVEL CANCER GENE and therapy discovery in the era of cancer immunotherapy

The goal of Dr. Xin Lu’s lab (https://biology.nd.edu/labs/lu-lab/) is to identify novel therapeutic targets and realize innovative combination therapy strategies to benefit cancer patients, through mechanistic investigation, functional genomics, mouse modeling and therapeutics development (most recent publications: Wang*, Lu*, et al. Cancer Discovery, 2016; Lu et al. Nature, 2017; Feng…Lu, PNAS 2018). Located at the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and affiliated with Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, the Lu lab is seeking highly motivated Ph.D. candidates with expertise and interests in one or more of following areas:

  • Cellular, biochemical or metabolic mechanism of cancer progression and metastasis, especially for but not limited to prostate cancer and breast cancer
  • Tumor microenvironment, tumor immunology and/or cancer immunotherapy (including combination immunotherapy)
  • Computational cancer bioinformatics, integrated analysis of oncogenomics and/or proteomics data and functional validation in cell culture and animal models.

A range of available projects includes: (1) Mechanistic understanding of immunosuppressive myeloid cells; (2) Metabolic reprogramming to enhance cancer immunotherapy; (3) Molecular mechanism of prostate cancer bone metastasis; (4) Anti-metastasis and pro-metastasis functions of neutrophil subsets in breast cancer; (5) Gene identification and therapy development to treat castration-resistant prostate cancer or triple negative breast cancer.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS

A doctoral degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, bioinformatics or related field is required. A qualified candidate should hold or expected to hold (within ~ 6 months) a doctoral degree at the time of applying. Experience in mammalian cell culture, basic molecular cloning, cell biology, biochemistry or bioinformatics is required. Experience in RNAi, CRISPR, cancer biology, immunology, animal models, histopathology, and/or computational biology is highly desirable, but not required. Furthermore, a notable publication record, strong interpersonal and teamwork skills are also required.

Submit a current C.V. and names of 3 references to Dr. Xin Lu, Boler Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, IN 46556-0369, xlu@nd.edu .

The University of Notre Dame is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.