Date Posted: Jan 30, 2018
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
A postdoctoral fellow position in the field of gynecologic cancers is available in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology & Reproductive Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The postdoctoral fellow is being recruited to conduct NIH-funded research on uterine cancer development in a multidisciplinary research team. Research will be focused on scientific projects involving transgenic mouse models of cancer with the goal of translating findings to clinically meaningful advances, including opportunities for cancer prevention. Key areas for research will include environmental factors (hormones, obesity, etc.) and immune response in the development of uterine cancer for women with increased risk due to inherited mutations (Lynch syndrome). Other ongoing work in this group include translational research studies in uterine cancer clinical trials and molecular studies to identify improved therapeutic strategies. The PI has a strong track record of mentoring students, postdoctoral fellows, and clinical fellows. MD Anderson Cancer Center provides abundant opportunities for training and professional development for postdoctoral fellows, including an active Postdoctoral Association.
The successful candidate will work in a collaborative environment focused on translational research. Specific responsibilities include planning, designing, completing and troubleshooting experiments. The candidate will be expected to prepare technical summaries for use in proposals, protocols, presentations at internal and national meetings, and publication of research papers. The candidate will be expected to make and record detailed observations, and maintain a complete and thorough laboratory notebook.
We seek highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals who have a Ph.D. with less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience. Candidates with a solid background in transgenic mouse models of cancer, hormone signaling pathways, or tumor immunology are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to Dr. Melinda Yates (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Ph.D. in cancer biology, molecular biology, genetics, immunology, or related fields.
- Experience with rodent studies is required for this role
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
Develop and perform scientific research projects in the areas of uterine cancer, hormone signaling, and cancer immunology.
Assist the PI in data analysis, preparation of manuscripts and grant applications.
Assist the PI to coordinate laboratory research activities and daily lab research operation.
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