Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cancer Biology
Prof. Benita Katzenellenbogen Laboratory 
Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our Cancer Research program to study hormone receptor signaling and mechanisms of drug resistance and approaches to overcoming therapy resistance in breast cancer. The studies would enable the Postdoc to learn a lot about cancer biology, and the biochemistry, and molecular and cell biology of factors promoting aggressiveness of breast cancer and other cancers, and aspects of drug development. It would also allow them to work with various experimental cancer and metastasis models. Current projects utilize molecular and cell biology, genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic analyses, pharmacology and preclinical experimental animal models. We are a friendly and interactive group that encourages independence and leadership.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology, Bioengineering or related disciplines. Candidates with MD or DVM degrees and appropriate research experience will also be considered.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date of April 1, 2021. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The position is on a yearly basis, with funding possible for up to 3 years.

Start date: As soon as possible after April 1, 2021


Applicants should email a letter of interest, CV, summary of their prior research and experience, and names of 3 references with email and phone contact information to:

Professor Benita S. Katzenellenbogen, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.  The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Kari Zamberletti at

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