Post-Doctoral Research Positions in Cancer Cell Biology and the Tumor Microenvironment

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7062888
Posted: December 23, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The McCarty laboratory, in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Brain Tumor Center at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, has positions available immediately. The post-doctoral positions will involve basic and translational research in the areas of cancer biology, the tumor microenvironment, and mouse models of primary and metastatic cancers. A group of energetic post-docs and students is specifically interested in the brain microenvironment, including basic studies of how tumor cells exploit the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and the immune microenvironment for selective growth and survival. The McCarty lab is also interested in translating those basic studies to develop therapeutics that target cancer cell interactions with vascular and immune cell components in the brain. The post-doc will receive training and mentoring in the use of mouse models and in vitro culture systems to study cell adhesion and signaling pathways involved in tumor-stromal cell interactions.

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 mouse genetics 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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