Postdoctoral Research Associate – Surgery

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude)

A Postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Jun Yang in the Department of Surgery at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital (



The Yang lab focuses on understanding how epigenetic regulators co-opt with oncogenic transcription factors to drive tumorigenesis, cancer progression and metastasis, and therapeutic resistance. His lab also actively involves drug discovery to target the epigenetic modifiers. We apply cutting-edge technologies, such as single-cell multi-omics, spatial transcriptomics, CUT&Tag, genome-wide CRISPR in vivo screening, bioinformatics, and chemical biology approaches in multiple cancer model systems including genetic mice, PDX, and organoids.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate whose research will study the functions of histone demethylases in solid tumors. Candidates with training background in molecular biology, cell biology, cancer biology, and cancer immunology are welcome to apply.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, cancer biology, and cancer immunology or a related field.
  • No experience required.



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