Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7070327
Posted: September 25, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A Postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Genomic Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States. This position reports to Dr. Robert Tyler Hillman in Genomic Medicine Department.

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to perform hands-on experiments to generate novel cell culture model systems and perform high-throughput analyses to investigate the genetic mechanisms underlying the formation and growth of gynecologic malignancies. Research will also involve scientific projects utilizing genetic mouse models of cancer with the goal of translating findings to clinically meaningful advances. The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct experiments to measure gene expression and chromatin conformation in cultured cells and primary tissue. The fellow will also be involved in study design, data analysis and manuscript preparation by attending lab meetings, journal clubs, and research seminars.

The Postdoctoral Fellow’s primary research focus is to gain mechanistic understanding of genetic mutations leading to formation of rare gynecologic malignancies; learn molecular biology and genomics analysis skills and train and learn study design, data analysis and manuscript writing.

Individuals with a PhD degree in cancer biology, molecular biology, genetics, immunology, or related fields with less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience. Experience with rodent studies is required for this role. Candidate should have strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects. Proven track record of publications, excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

Interested applicants should send a Cover Letter specifying past research experience/skills/accomplishments, a Curriculum Vitae and the contact information of three (3) Referees to Dr. Robert Tyler Hillman at with the subject line entitled “Postdoctoral Fellow - Application – Applicant’s Name”.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Stipend support will follow the NIH Kirschstein-NRSA stipend levels level for the appropriate PGY.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

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.


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