Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7062004
Posted: October 30, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The applicant: Dr. V. Lokesh Battula, Assistant Professor, Department of Leukemia at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, invites applications for a postdoctoral position. We are looking for an innovative and motivated individual with technical expertise in cancer, biochemistry, and metabolism to conduct a highly ambitious project targeting drug-resistant breast cancer stem cells. The ideal candidate will possess a PhD degree in a life science, like cellular or molecular biology, with research experience and an excellent knowledge-base in biochemical, metabolic, and signaling process as they relate to cancer. Experience in breast cancer, molecular cloning, the quantitative measurement of RNA expression, flow cytometry, metabolomics, big data analysis, and/or the use of animal models would be a plus. The applicant should enjoy providing a training role for students and other coworkers, and should be open to scientific collaboration within a large research group. The candidate should possess excellent written and spoken (English) communication skills.

The task: characterizing the breast cancer stem cell subpopulation through combinatorial studies of metabolomics, gene expression, and protein expression. The ultimate goal of this project is to identify novel susceptible metabolic pathways in drug-resistant breast cancer cells and stem-like cells. The postdoctoral fellow will collaborate with related investigators in an interdisciplinary research project that involves basic cell culture, flow cytometry/sorting, metabolic assays, mass cytometry, DNA/RNA sequencing/analysis, and the use of immuno-deficient mouse models. The postdoctoral fellow will present relevant scientific findings at project meetings, National and international conferences, and via publication in top-tier scientific publications.

Interested candidates should email their CV to Dr. Batula at: with a subject line stating “Postdoctoral position-1 in your laboratory”

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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