Postdoctoral Fellow - General Internal Medicine - Section of Rheumatology

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7062883
Posted: December 23, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the section of rheumatology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) revolutionize cancer treatment, however, ICIs can induce autoimmune/autoinflammatory disorders, termed immune-related adverse events (irAEs). The focus of our lab is to elucidate immunologic and cellular mechanisms of irAEs. Candidates will work with a multidisciplinary research team involving clinicians, basic immunologists, epidemiologists, and bioinformaticians and under the direct supervision of Dr. Sang Kim.

This position will include focused studies of altered immunity in arthritis as an irAE utilizing patients’ biospecimen as well as murine models. The ideal candidate should have hands-on experiences in flow cytometry, mouse models of inflammation and/or autoimmunity, basic immunology and molecular biology techniques (cell culture, assessment of cell proliferation and apoptosis, ELISA/multiplex, PCR, and confocal microscopy).
Candidate will learn to:
- Isolate immune cells from patients’ samples and perform in vitro/ex vivo experiments
- Analyze data in the context of patients’ phenotypes
- Verify human data in vivo

Candidates should have a recent PhD or within 1-2 years of graduation in cancer biology, immunology, or molecular biology. A solid background in immunology is highly desirable.
References will be requested after initial screening.

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:

Sang Taek Kim
General Internal Medicine - Section of Rheumatology
1515 Holcombe Blvd. Unit 1465
United States
Tel: 713-745-4516
Fax: 713-745-4491


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