Date Posted: Feb 9, 2018
Seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position in immunotherapy to study mechanisms associated with resistance to immunotherapies (based on a proprietary model of PD1 resistance developed in the lab), to help shape the clinical strategy for treating non-small cell lung cancer. James Welsh, MD, is a Tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. His lab and clinical efforts focus on developing treatment strategies for patients with lung cancer that involve using combinations of immunotherapy agents with radiation therapy to enhance the abscopal effect (tumor regression outside the radiation field), and to develop new combinatorial therapies to overcome anti-PD1/PDL1 resistance. The lab has established collaborations with several top immunotherapy companies that provide access to many new immunotherapies. The successful candidate will work with other postdoctoral fellows to develop preclinical data on novel therapies as the foundation for clinical trials. The position also provides significant opportunities for translational work through clinical trials at MD Anderson. This unique position allows the opportunity to discover new intellectual property and the satisfaction of having your work affect patient care within a short period.
JOB KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
*Enthusiastic, highly self-motivated candidate with the ability to function independently
*A strong background in immunology
*Someone who can “think big” and wants to make significant changes to the current state of oncology
*Prior experience with mouse studies preferred
*Excellent written and spoken English
*Prior publication record
Applications are invited from qualified individuals interested in working in a translational research lab. Preference is given to candidates with experience using mouse models to study immunology, cancer biology, cell biology, or molecular biology, and to candidates who are highly motivated to pursue a career in biomedical research. Preferred candidate should have less than 2 years of prior postdoctoral experience.
Interested applicants should send their CV, with names and contact information for 3 professional references to Dr. Welsh at MACortez@mdanderson.org.
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