University of Notre Dame College of Engineering

Zartman Lab

Quantitative Analysis of Pattern Formation, Growth and Regeneration



Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Multidisciplinary Cancer Research
University of Notre Dame

Job description:

A full-time postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately for Multidisciplinary Cancer Research at the University of Notre Dame, affiliated with the Harper Cancer Research Institute.
The perspective candidate will conduct an interdisciplinary research on projects studying the basic mechanisms of tumor metastasis and developing novel therapies for brain metastasis. The postdoctoral fellow will receive cross-disciplinary training in Drosophila genetics, metastasis mouse modeling and cutting-edging tissue imaging with exposure to synthetic chemistry. The postdoctoral fellow will conduct research under the mentoring team, including Dr. Siyuan Zhang (, Dr. Jeremiah Zartman ( and Dr. Brandon Ashfeld (

A Ph.D. or M.D. degree in tumor biology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry or a related discipline, is required. Previous experience in genetics, screening technologies and associated statistical analysis, imaging or mouse modeling is desired. Successful applicants will be detail oriented, eager to learn new techniques, and enthusiastic about biology, exploring the interface between chemistry and biology, and working in an academic lab environment. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply this position, please submit: (1) your CV, (2) a cover letter explaining your background, interest and qualifications for the position, and (3) contact information for three references, including your relationship to the reference, their phone number, email address, and mailing address. Please contact Dr. Siyuan Zhang or Dr. Jeremiah Zartman for formal inquiries. The candidate’s department will be based either in the Department of Biological Science or Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, dependent on the applicant’s background.


Other lab openings: Interested undergraduates and potential graduates and post-doctoral researchers are welcome to inquire about available positions in the lab. We use a combination of experimental and computational approaches to study pattern formation, growth control, and regeneration.


April 2014

April 15, 2014: Cody Narciso and Kyle Cowdrick (Mentor: Siyuan Zhang) win the Harper Cancer Research Institute's "Research Like A Champion" Award. Congratulations!


January 30, 2014: Miranda passes her Candidacy exam. Congratulations!



December 12, 2013: Lab Christmas party. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Pavel Brodskiy and Qinfeng (Austin) Wu officially join the group. Welcome!


June 11, 2013: Jessica Freeman selected as a HCRI Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow. Congratulations Jessica!


March 4, 2013: Cody Narciso presented at the Workshop on Physical Approaches to Studying the Cytoskeleton and Cell Motility:


January 12-16, 2013: Miranda presented a poster at SLAS 2013: Miranda Burnette, Jonathan Chen, and Jeremiah Zartman, Combinatorial Inverse Drug Screen Pipeline to Probe Epithelial Wound Healing in a Model Genetic Organ Culture System. SLAS 2013. January 12-16, 2013.



October 2012: Cody Narciso joins the lab. Welcome!


March 2012: Teresa Brito-Robinson joins the lab. Welcome!


January 2012: Lab officially opens. Miranda Burnette joins the lab. Welcome!


Christmas dinner with the lab group - December 6, 2012 at J.W. Chen's.

Lab Picnic -- scheduled for May 2013. Details to follow.