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Postdoctoral opportunity - interkingdom microbiome interactions in oral cancer

Kornberg School of Denistry
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
Closing date
Dec 22, 2023

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The Oral Microbiome Research Laboratory at Temple University ( is searching for an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on the role of bacterial-fungal interactions in oral cancer in state-of-the-art laboratories at Temple Dental and Medical Schools as well as Fox Chase Cancer Center. The appointed postdoc will have the opportunity to work as part of an interdisciplinary research team and interact with a network of national and international collaborators. Besides leading the execution of the research project, the appointed postdoc is expected to help with the laboratory administrative tasks and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, and if eligible, to develop and submit own grant applications. 

The candidate should have a doctorate or equivalent degree in a related field and at least three high-quality publications as first author. Experience with the following is required:

  • Animal models of oral cancer.
  • Cell culture techniques, particularly working with epithelial and epithelial cancer cell lines.
  • Molecular techniques including PCR, qPCR, RNA sequencing, RNA interference and gene knockdown.
  • Basic microbiological techniques, including handling bacteria and fungi – desirable.
  • Analysis of animal tissues including western blotting, immunohistochemistry and flowcytometry – desirable.

Applicants should send the following documents directly to Dr. Nezar Al-hebshi at

  1. Curriculum vitae Letter of interest
  2. Two recommendation letters
  3. Three published papers on which the candidate is the first author.

Temple University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law.

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