Postdoctoral Fellowship to study autoimmune mechanisms of chronic pain

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7125169

Posted: February 16, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Laboratories of Neuroimmunology consist of the research teams of four collaborating Principal Investigators who aim at understanding chronic pain, cognitive deficits and fatigue in response to cancer treatment.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Researcher to study autoimmune responses to peripheral nerve injury, with a focus on characterizing autoantibodies and autoantigens. Investigations will be performed using transgenic mice, preclinical models of neuropathic pain, and in vitro studies. A background in immunology, biochemistry, or molecular biology is preferred. The position is funded by an NIH grant and is available immediately. We highly value innovation, learning, hard work, creativity and an interactive, respectful and fun atmosphere. The post-doctoral fellow will work under direct supervision of the principal investigator on this NIH-funded project.

If you are interested in helping to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms of pain and developing novel interventions to help improve the quality of life for people suffering from chronic pain in an internationally-renowned, well-funded group of scientists using a highly integrated and interdisciplinary approach in the number one cancer center in the USA, we are the perfect environment for you!


1. Research Activity
• Protein isolations and pull down
• Panning and ELISAs
• Culture of leukocytes
• Live cell imaging
• Luciferase assays and immunoassays
• Collect and process ex vivo biological samples including nerve, brain, spinal cord
• Immunohistochemistry and microscopy studies on cells and nervous system tissues
• Western blotting and qPCR
• Flow cytometry
• Present results in departmental and national meetings
• Prepare and write manuscripts for publication.

2. Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Learning Skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Communication with faculty and staff within and outside the laboratory.
• Ability to work with others in a highly collaborative manner.
• Good problem-solving abilities.

3. Other
• Responsible for monitoring laboratory equipment and implementing safety procedures.
• Strong interest in basic and translational research
• Supervision of 1-2 research assistants

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:#7125169
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
United States
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