Postdoctoral Fellow position (Jennifer McQuade, MD)
- The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
- Location: Houston, TX
- Job Number: 7071775
- Posting Date: Nov 4, 2020
Job DescriptionA postdoctoral fellowship position is available immediately in the Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The focus of our lab is dissecting the role of modifiable host factors on melanoma biology and anti-tumor immunity. Candidates will work with a multidisciplinary research team involving biologists, clinicians, nutritionists, epidemiologists, and bioinformaticians and under the direct supervision of Dr. Jennifer McQuade, Assistant Professor, a Physician-Scientist in Melanoma Medical Oncology, and also have opportunities for co-mentorship.
This position will include focused studies on the role of diet on melanoma biology, immune response, metabolism, and the microbiome. These preclinical studies (both in vivo and in vitro) will be in parallel to controlled feeding studies being conducted in humans by the McQuade lab with intensive translational components and the candidate will have opportunity to work on these correlative studies as well. Unique resources include metabolic phenotyping systems (metabolic mouse cage systems and Seahorse), one of the largest repositories of annotated melanoma biospecimens in the world, and resources such as patient-derived tumor cell lines with matched autologous tumor infiltrating lymphocytes. The ideal candidate will be proficient in basic molecular biology techniques (cell culture, assessment of growth inhibition and apoptosis, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, DNA/RNA/protein isolation) and or immunology (flow cytometry), and training or interest in nutritional biochemistry, as well as have experience and comfort with mouse models. Candidates should be enthusiastic about collaborative and interdisciplinary research, be eager to learn new skills and areas, self-motivated, independent, detail-oriented and a problem solver.
The ideal candidate will be proficient in flow cytometry and basic immunology and molecular biology techniques (cell culture, assessment of growth inhibition and apoptosis, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, DNA/RNA/protein isolation). Candidates should be enthusiastic about collaborative and interdisciplinary research, as well as self-motivated and independent.
Please send your CV, Cover Letter, 3 references and contact information to:
Jennifer McQuade, M.D.
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