Postdoctoral Position in the field of tumor microenvironment.

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7055667

Posted: January 31, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

One postdoctoral position in the field of tumor microenvironment is available in Dr. Jing Yang’s lab in the Department of Lymphoma and Myeloma at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Fellow is being recruited for projects aimed at identifying biomarkers for therapeutic targets in multiple myeloma. The overarching goal of Dr. Yang’s translational research program is to study the mechanism underlying the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma, focusing on interaction of tumor cells with bone marrow stromal cells, and the role of bone marrow microenvironment in chemotherapy resistance. These studies aim to provide novel and potential therapeutic targets and tools for the treatment myeloma patients. Please refer to our recent publication for more information (Science Translational Medicine 2016; Science Signal 2017).
We seek highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals who have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience in tumor biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related fields. Any candidates with a solid background in tumor microenvironment, metabolism, tumor metastasis, and signaling pathways are especially encouraged to apply. Applications, including curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a brief summary of past accomplishments should be sent by regular mail or email to: Dr. Jing Yang. Email: jiyang@mdanderson.org
MD Anderson is the number one cancer center in the United States by the U.S.News and World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. These positions will provide outstanding training opportunities and experiences to highly motivated individuals to work in an exceptionally supportive and collaborative environment at Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest biomedical center. A competitive salary with an excellent compensation and benefits package will be provided. The pay scale follows NIH guidelines for fresh PhD and with adjustment for more senior candidates. MD Anderson is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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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