Postdoctoral Fellow- Symptom Research department

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7063045
Posted: January 14, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellow - Pain Research
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, Texas

Academic / Research

Preferred Education:

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with a strong background in neuroscience to join the Neuroimmunology lab at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Applicants should hold (or soon receive) a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related discipline. The research project will study the ability of immune system-targeted nanotherapies to alleviate pain in rodent models of neuropathy. Experience working with rodents and a background in neuroscience, pain research and/or immunology is preferred. The position, funded by a Department of Defense grant, is available July 1, 2020.

Research Activity:
• Immunohistochemistry and microscopy studies on nervous system and other tissues.
• Behavioral assays of physical activity and pain in mice.
• Work with genetically modified mice.
• Live-cell imaging of neuronal/immune cell physiology.
• Isolate and run biochemical experiments on protein & RNA isolated from mouse tissues.
• Perform pharmacological manipulations in vivo.
• Prepare and write manuscripts for publication.

Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Learning Skills:
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Communication with faculty and staff within and outside the laboratory.
• Ability to work with others in a highly collaborative manner.
• Good problem-solving abilities.

Other Duties:
• Responsible for monitoring laboratory equipment and implementing safety procedures.
• Strong interest in basic and translational research.
• Supervision of 1-2 research assistants.

For more information about the lab and our research, please visit:
Applicants should hold (or soon receive) a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related discipline. Experience with rodent behavioral testing is preferred but not required. Successful applicants should be highly self-motivated, have outstanding experimental skills, and be able to think independently but also work well in a team.

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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