Molecular Dx Postdoc Position

Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Diagnostics available at UCLA in the laboratory of Dr. David Wong to study the basic, translational and clinical sciences for molecular diagnostics. The UCLA Collaborative Oral Fluid Diagnostic Research Center focuses and spearheads basic, translation and clinical research for saliva diagnostics for high impact disease detection ( aiming for clinical maturation. Studies include liquid biopsy, biomarker discovery and validation, biomarker characterizations. This is a full time position. Initial appointment will be one year, continued employment is contingent upon availability of funding and candidate’s performance. Salary rate to be based on the postdoctoral scholar’s experience level. Position is available immediately. Excellent working environment. Applicants with PhD, MD/PhD and DDS/PhD in biology are strongly encouraged to send CV and references to email:
Please look at our website for research activities:
All applicants must be US citizens or residents.
Selected Publications:
1. Bahn JH, Zhang Q, Li F, Chan TM, Lin X, Kim Y, Wong DT, Xiao X. The
Landscape of MicroRNA, Piwi-Interacting RNA, and Circular RNA in Human Saliva. Clin
Chem. 2015;61(1):221-30. PubMed PMID: 25376581.
2. Li Y, St John MA, Zhou X, Kim Y, Sinha U, Jordan RC, Eisele D, Abemayor E, Elashoff
D, Park NH, Wong DT. Salivary transcriptome diagnostics for oral cancer detection. Clin Cancer
Res 2004;10(24):8442-50.
3. Li Y, Elashoff D, Oh M, Sinha U, St John MA, Zhou X, Abemayor E, Wong DT. Serum
circulating human mRNA profiling and its utility for oral cancer detection. J Clin Oncol
4. Lau, C, Kim, Y, Chia, D, Spielmann, N, Eibl, G, Elashoff, D, Wei, F, Lin, Y L, Moro, A,
Grogan, T, Chiang, S, Feinstein, E, Schafer, C, Farrell, J, and Wong, D T Role of Pancreatic
Cancer-derived Exosomes in Salivary Biomarker Development. J Biol Chem, 2013; 288: 26888-
26897. PMCID: 3772238.
5. Wei F, Lin CC, Joon A, Feng Z, Troche G, Lira ME, Chia D, Mao M, Ho CL, Su WC,
Wong DT. Noninvasive Saliva-based EGFR Gene Mutation Detection in Patients with Lung
Cancer. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014;190(10):1117-26. PubMed PMID: 25317990.
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