Post-doctoral Research, Blood-Brain Barrier

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7058221
Posted: June 27, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Positions are available in the McCarty laboratory in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Brain Tumor Center at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The projects will involve basic research in the cell biology of the CNS microenvironment, including studies about how astrocyte-derived factors regulate the development and functions of the neurovascular unit/blood-brain barrier. The post-doc will receive training and mentoring in the use of genetically engineered mouse models and in vitro co-culture systems to study adhesion and signaling pathways important for astroglial-endothelial cell contact and communication. The long-term translational research goal is to manipulate these pathways to improve drug delivery to treat CNS diseases such as cancer.

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 M. D. Anderson Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Tumor Center are located in the vibrant research environment of the Houston Texas Medical Center, which includes Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School, the Methodist Hospital Research Institute, and Rice University.

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.


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