Post-doctoral candidate at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Scholarship: Fully-funded
Degree:  PhD/MD
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines:  Open

Scholarship Description:

The Hu Lab ( is interested in genetic and epigenetic mechanisms involved in the evolution of brain tumors, including 

1) creating various sophisticated models to understand tumor development, progression, and treatment resistance.

2) elucidating cancer-cell-intrinsic signaling communicating with the tumor microenvironment. 

3) illuminating mechanisms governing cancer cell invasion and dissemination in the brain. Our well-funded and diverse research team is an energetic and motivating environment for scientific growth to adopt an independent career. Candidates will be encouraged to develop their ideas in a fun and collaborative setting.

Available Subjects:

  • Biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, and/or cancer biology

Eligibility criteria:

• PhD/MD with a background in biochemistry, cancer genomics, epigenetics, immunology, or cancer biology. Capable of working independently with appropriate supervision on assigned projects as well as in a team. 

• Strong written and verbal skills in English are essential. Individuals with experience in the tumor microenvironment or brain tumor biology will be given preference. 

• Experience in murine cancer models is a plus. 

• Experience with bioinformatics and single-cell sequencing is preferred, but not necessary. 

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English with good organizational and analytical abilities. 

• Motivated to pursue postdoctoral training required for a future independent academic career.

Application Procedure:

Candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply. Please email a detailed CV, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Baoli Hu ([email protected]).