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Posted: November 5, 2014

Background: The Vitamins & Carcinogenesis Laboratory at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (http://hnrca.tufts.edu/research/research-laboratories/vitamins-carcinogenesis ) conducts cell culture, animal, and human studies designed to define strategies by which nutritional principles can be utilized to prevent common cancers. The laboratory is primarily focused on the roles of water-soluble vitamins and on obesity as factors that modulate cancer risk. We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow to work on a federally-funded project that pertains to defining the pathways by which obesity promotes colon cancer, and how those pathways can be blocked. The fellow will work closely with the faculty investigators in the laboratory, initially within the context of an animal model, but work on human studies is envisioned as well.

Duties and responsibilities: The post-doctoral fellow involve the design, conduct, and analysis, of the funded studies, and drafting of reports and papers for presentation and publication. The fellow will also assist in the development of new grant proposals. Opportunities to expand the scope of this work are also available, and encouraged.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctoral-level degree in nutritional science, carcinogenesis, cancer biology, or a related field. Ideally the candidate should have experience with studies in animal models, a solid quantitative background, experience in the analyses of data and with statistics, and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Additional Information: Please submit a brief statement of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for at least 2 references and one sample publication to Joel Mason (joel.mason@tufts.edu).