Postdoctoral Fellow: Radiation Oncology and Immunology

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7067005
Posted: June 17, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Department: Radiation Physics and Radiation Oncology
Division: Radiation Oncology
Reports to: Faculty (Gabriel Sawakuchi, Ph.D. and Simona Shaitelman, M.D.)

Two postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Sawakuchi and Shaitelman lab at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The research projects involve investigations in the role of radiation and DNA repair defects on immune response activation and radiosensitization. Particularly, the postdoctoral fellows will contribute to the discovery and translation of biological pathways to: 1) predict tumor response to radiation using DNA repair defects; and 2) activate the immune system using radiation in combination with DNA repair defects.

Ideal candidates should have finished their Ph.D., or M.D. degrees in radiobiology, immunology, bioinformatics, biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, or similar research fields. Experience with small animal handling, immunology and DNA damage assays is highly desired but not a requirement. Good verbal and written communication skills are also important. The individual is expected to work within a large group of motivated interdisciplinary researchers including clinicians, postdoctoral fellows and other research staff.

The Division of Radiation Oncology provides clinical, research, and education services to one of the largest and most advanced radiation oncology centers in the United States. The Division of Radiation Oncology is the best equipped for research-driven patient care as well as research and development of new technologies.

Interested applicants should submit a CV with a full list of publications, a brief statement of research interest, and the contact details of three references to:

Gabriel O. Sawakuchi, Associate Professor
Simona F. Shaitelman, Associate Professor

MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the 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 MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. MD Anderson Cancer Center is a smoke-free and drug-free environment.

Diversity and inclusion at MD Anderson are not just important; they are essential. We take an expansive view of diversity, considering differences in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender and religious beliefs, as well as communication styles, thought, skill and ambition. We constantly examine our culture to create an inclusive working environment that effectively attracts, retains, develops and utilizes the skills and talents of all employees. Our Diversity Council develops strategies to attract and retain superior talent and enhance workforce diversity and inclusion. We also offer multiple diversity training programs to our employees.

Contact Information:

Gabriel Sawakuchi
Radiation Physics
United States
Tel: 17137944034


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