Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7057193

Posted: May 3, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX, United States

Two postdoctoral fellow positions are available for highly motivated candidates with a background in molecular/cellular biology, epigenetics, immunology or cancer mouse modeling. Projects will focus on the biology and genetics of prostate cancer, the identification of novel therapeutic targets, and the mechanism underlying metastasis and treatment resistance. We study these areas by using genetically engineered mouse models, transcriptional profiling, single-cell based analysis as well as other traditional biochemical, genetic, molecular and cell biological approaches.

A Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or equivalent is required. Applicants with good publication record and relevant research experience with epigenetics, immunology, or mouse models are preferred. We highly value hard work, curiosity, innovation, teamwork and professional development in combination with a healthy work/life balance. The salary will be based on the NIH postdoc salary scale. The postdoc candidates should expect to join the lab in four months.

The Principal Investigator of our laboratory is Dr. Di Zhao, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Zhao received her Ph.D. degree from Fudan University and postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Ronald A. DePinho. Dr. Zhao has identified many biomarkers and therapeutic targets in prostate, breast and pancreatic cancers, and has an outstanding publication record (Cancer Cell 2013, J Clin Invest 2014, Nature 2017, G&D 2018, et al.). Please find a complete list of her publication by clicking here. Our laboratory is interested in the functional genomics of prostate and breast cancers with two primarily directions towards (1) understanding how oncogenic signaling pathways and tumor microenvironment regulate cancer development and metastasis, and (2) searching for biomarkers and context-specific therapeutic targets for personalized cancer medicine. The research is funded by NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00, 2018-2023), Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award (2017-2020), CPRIT Recruitment of First-Time Tenure-Track Faculty Award (2019-2023), and among others.

Please send curriculum vitae, a cover letter stating research interests and career goals, and names and contact information of three references to:
Di Zhao, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
6565 MD Anderson Blvd., Unit 1052
Houston TX 77030

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center offers NIH standard postdoc salary and excellent benefits in a smoke and drug-free workplace. MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from under-represented groups.

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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Job posting number:#7057193
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
United States
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