Postdoctoral Fellow in Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology (Dr. Renata Ferrarotto)

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7082870

Posted: August 12, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Renata Ferrarotto’s group in the Department of Thoracic Head and Neck Medical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, focusing on the immune and genomics landscape of head and neck cancer and the development of models systems and novel treatment regimens for salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma. By leveraging the unique samples and clinical data from Dr. Ferrarotto’s cutting-edge clinical trials, the appointed postdoctoral fellow will develop and use research methods involving immunology, cancer biology, genomics, in vivo disease models including PDX and humanized mice, and bioinformatics analysis to analyze trial patient samples, and develop optimal co-targeting strategies (target therapy + immunotherapy) for adenoid cystic carcinoma. The postdoctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to be involved in clinical research in head and neck cancers under the direction of Dr. Ferrarotto. The applicants must have a recent Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with strong research abilities and interests.

The successful candidate will have a track record of productivity in research, and have the talent, energy, passion, commitment and potential to take advantage of the vast resources available at the #1 ranked University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, molecular genetics laboratory-based technical skills, reference letters, and strong interest in animal models is required. Expertise in any of the following fields would be considered advantageous but is not essential: PDX/humanized animal models, patient derived organoid culture, biomarkers of response and resistance to cancer therapies (targeted therapies, and immune-based therapies), bioinformatics, and immuno-genomics.

Interested candidates may send cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of 2-3 references to Kaiyi Li, PhD., Email:

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

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Job posting number:#7082870
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
United States
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