Postdoctoral Fellow

Emory Univ Sch of Med

Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Cancer Biology (DCB), Dept of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA USA

NIH/NCI funded postdoctoral fellow position available in the Yu Lab for a highly motivated recent or soon to be graduate interested in obtaining postdoctoral training in basic/translational research in the DNA damage response in cancer. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in a project(s) involved in understanding how cells respond to DNA damage, how this dysregulation leads to development of disease, including cancer, and how this knowledge may be utilized for improvements in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Recent funded work has focused on the interplay of the DNA damage response and cancer immunology. The Yu lab is well-funded with multiple NIH/NCI and DOD grants, has a strong track record of publishing in high impact journals, and is strongly committed to the career development of our trainees, including recent postdoctoral fellows who have obtained NCI K01 and K08 awards and transitioned to independent tenure-track faculty positions in academia. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree. Competitive applicants will have experience in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, and/or genetic methodologies and first author publications in well regarded scientific journals. Candidates who are eligible for NIH training grants are highly desired. Dr. Yu is the director of a new NIH-NCI T32 Training Program in Cancer Biology (4 fellowship positions/yr), which offers enhanced mentored training for eligible candidates.

Dr. Yu is an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine, his lab is located in the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. More information about his lab can be found at:

Emory University School of Medicine and the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive cancer center, provide an outstanding scientific environment for postdoctoral training. The Department of Radiation Oncology is consistently ranked in the top 10 in NIH funding amongst all radiation oncology departments nationally. Atlanta, GA offers arguably the highest quality living of any major US city with every big city amenity yet with affordability, culture and diversity, and warm weather.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a compelling reason for their interest in the position, a CV, and names and contacts for 3 references to:

David Yu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor and Jerome Landry, MD Professor in Cancer Research

Vice-Chair of Biology Research

Director, Division of Cancer Biology

Department of Radiation Oncology

Emory University School of Medicine

dsyu at

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $54,840.00 – $55,632.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Atlanta, GA 30322: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Must be a Postdoctoral Candidate (Required)

Work Location: One location

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