Postdoctoral Fellow in Radiation Oncology

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7058186
Posted: June 25, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

We are actively seeking a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The primary research project involves investigations in the role of radiation and DNA repair defects on immune response activation. Particularly, the postdoctoral fellow will contribute to the discovery and translation of biological approaches to activate the immune system using radiation in combination with DNA repair defects. The main goal of the project is to demonstrate in pre-clinical models if combining radiation with deficiencies in DNA repair pathways enhances immune response activation.

Ideal candidates should have finished their Ph.D. degrees in immunology, radiobiology, biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, or similar research fields. Experience with immunology and DNA damage assays is highly desired. Experience working with fluorescence microscopy, immunostaining techniques, radiobiology and small animal manipulation is important. Good verbal and written communication skills are also important. The individual is expected to work within a large group of motivated interdisciplinary researchers.

The Division of Radiation Oncology provides clinical, research, and education services to one of the largest and most advanced radiation oncology centers in the United States. The Division of Radiation Oncology is the best equipped for research-driven patient care as well as research and development of new technologies.

Interested applicants should submit a CV with a full list of publications, a brief statement of research interest, and the contact details of three references to:
Simona F. Shaitelman, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, sfshaitelman@mdanderson.org
and
Gabriel O. Sawakuchi, Assistant Professor of Radiation Physics, gsawakuchi@mdanderson.org

MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. MD Anderson Cancer Center is a smoke-free and drug-free environment. All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

Contact Information:

Simona F. Shaitelman, MD, EdM
sfshaitelman@mdanderson.org
Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1422
Houston,Texas
United States
Tel: 713-563-8491



 

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