University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7058617
Posted: July 19, 2019

Job Description

The Department of Leukemia (Investigators: Gautam Borthakur and Michael Andreeff) at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center invites applications for a postdoctoral candidate. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with technical expertise in cell biology, transcription and metabolomics and excellent communication skills to lead multiple projects aimed at understanding targetable vulnerabilities in leukemia and leukemia microenvironment interaction.
The task: Applicant will scientifically and technically guide the characterization of signaling, transcription in leukemia cell lines and primary samples ex vivo and impact of targeted inhibitors, chemotherapy. He/she will also focus particularly on the role of autophagy in leukemia cell survival and resistance to therapies. Applicant will communicate with the rest of the team in project meetings, and through funding agency documentation. The research will be interdisciplinary, and will include a number of the following aspects: cell culture (cell line and primary cells), biochemical measurements, signal processing and mice handling. Applicant will present his scientific results in project meetings, national and international conferences, and in high impact scientific publications.
Applicants profile and role: The ideal candidate is a recently graduated Cell Biology, Molecular Biology) PhD with practical experience in at least one of the following topics: stromal microenvironment, autophagy, apoptosis, flow cytometry, RNA interference. Experience in mass spect or NMR are a plus. She/he enjoys providing practical and theoretical training for students and promotes scientific collaboration within the research group. She/he will have excellent written and spoken (English) communication skills.


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