Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7072423
Posted: November 23, 2020

Job Description

This positions offer an extraordinary opportunity to explore epigenetic regulation of cancer and stem cells. The research focuses on understanding the roles of epigenetic modifiers in regulating cancer-epigenetic events and stem cell characteristics. In particular, it seeks to identify novel functions of epigenetic modifiers (with an emphasis of histone methylation modifiers) and their new partner proteins in tumor suppression pathways, tumorigenesis and stem cell properties. In fact, the lab has provided novel insights into chromatin and cancer-epigenetic field, including the discovery of new histone methylation modifiers, the characterization of histone methylation modifiers as a stemness or differentiation factor, and the identification of tumor-promoting or tumor-suppressive histone methylation modifiers/readers. Our publications include Cancer Cell (2020), Nature Commun (2019), Molecular Cell (2018), Molecular Cell (2016), J. Clin. Invest. (2013), Genes & Dev (2012), Cell (2007), and Science (2007).

We enjoy a close working relationship with many outstanding groups in The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, and other prestigious institutes in the Texas Medical Center.

A Ph.D. in cancer biology or molecular biology is required. Experience and publications in the field of epigenetics are preferred. Please understand that applicants who are deemed suitable for the laboratory would be contacted for further information. Salary will be determined by the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

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:

Min Gyu Lee, PhD
Molecular and Cellular Oncology
1515 Holcombe BLVD
United States


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