Research Postdoctoral Fellow
- The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
- Location: Houston, TX
- Job Number: 7072078
- Posting Date: Nov 12, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionA Postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Neuro-Oncology and the Brain Tumor Center at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The ongoing research projects focus on the roles of growth factor receptors and other protein kinases in regulating cellular signal transduction, which contributes to oncogenesis and tumor invasion and metastasis. We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to perform hands-on experiments to conduct research into DNA damage Repair pathways, DNA Damage Response and Oncogenic Signaling. Our goal is to combine a basic understanding of DNA repair pathways in tumors with the development of biomarkers that predict tumor response to DNA damaging chemotherapies as well as DNA repair pathway inhibitors.
All applicants should have a PhD and/or MD as well as peer-reviewed publications in internationally recognized journals. A strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology is preferred.
The ultimate goal is to understand the mechanisms of drug resistance in brain tumor stem cells through a combinatorial study of gene mutations, gene expression, protein expression, and responses to drug treatments. Qualified candidates must be highly dedicated, enthusiastic and eager to develop a successful and highly productive research career. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be involved in study design, data analysis and manuscript preparation by attending lab meetings, journal clubs, and research seminars.
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