Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Appointment

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7055626

Posted: January 30, 2019

Job Description

The Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology as part of the Division of Cancer Medicine seeks a research faculty member at the Instructor level to join its full-time faculty. This opportunity provides an unmatched setting for the applicant with strong research interests in the areas of Gastrointestinal Cancers and Immunology. The selected applicant should have expertise in translational research including antigen processing and presentation, cancer vaccines and oncolytic virus treatments. Gastrointestinal Cancer focus primarily on colorectal cancers. The candidate will be responsible for participating in innovative research programs with a focus on the highest quality training.
MD Anderson, ranked #1 cancer center by U.S. News & World Report, is the world’s largest treatment facility for oncologic diseases. Located within the Texas Medical Center campus in Houston, our location provides access to a world-renowned medical community and the splendid cultural and recreational diversity of a sophisticated, metropolitan area that is the country’s fourth largest city.
We are committed to the development of innovative therapies through the translation of basic science principles to the clinic. Areas of human study include adoptive immunotherapy (using T-cells specific for tumors), vaccines (dendritic cells, peptides, recombinant virus), checkpoint inhibitors, novel cytokines, molecular targeting, neoantigen expression and oncolytic virus responses. Successful candidates will have previous training or be willing to engage in immunology related wet lab experiments and animal experiments. These efforts include humanized mice, patient derived xenografts, syngeneic and genetically engineered mouse models and tumor cells lines. Interested applicants should send a copy of their CV and letter describing their research interests and academic interests to:
Scott Kopetz, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
and David G. Menter, Ph.D, Assistant Professor
Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Box 426, Houston, TX 77030
Emails: skopetz@mdanderson.org
dmenter@mdanderson.org


M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.


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