Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Genitourinary Medical Oncology - Research (Dr. Eric Jonasch, MD)

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7070790
Posted: October 8, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

SUMMARY: Work within a research laboratory with focus on mechanistic and tissue based analysis of DNA repair defects and the interaction with immune response in kidney cancer. Interact with laboratory partners, bioinformatics team members and clinicians in a collaborative manner. Develop laboratory, bioinformatics and translational knowledge pertinent to project.

Successful candidate must be able to design novel projects, create hypothesis driven experiment, maintain excellent descriptions of experiments performed, standardize and validate new methods and be able to interpret results. The candidate will develop skills that allow them to be responsible for coordinating procedures with collaborators, including bioinformatics, tissue and clinical partners. They will learn to write and edit manuscripts and reports, as well as develop grant writing skills.

Specific technical skills that will be developed include DNA damage related procedures including fiber assays, RPA exhaustion assays, use and interpretation of multispectral imaging assays. Interest in developing an understanding of bioinformatics analyses is desirable.

Candidates should be highly motivated individuals who have a recent Ph.D. degree or in the process of completing Ph.D. training and a solid background in molecular biology and ideally immunology, with preferred hand-on experience in molecular techniques, and mouse cancer models . Only candidates who have published work from their pre- and/or post-doctoral studies will be considered.

- Experience of laboratory techniques in the fields of molecular biology and immunology.
- Develop, analyze and validate data for assays using statistical methods.
- Previous experience with SOPs and animal protocols.
- Troubleshooting daily experiments.
- Demonstrated ability for creative thinking and problem solving.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.

Anticipated start date is October 2020.

Learning objectives to be achieved within 2 years, and to be expanded towards a consolidated and diversified project line thereafter.

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:

Jasmine Gascar
Genitourinary Medical Oncology - Research
United States


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