Postdoctoral Fellow in Radio-immunotherapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7076425
Posted: March 25, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Radio-immunotherapy
Department: Radiation Physics and Radiation Oncology
Division: Radiation Oncology
Reports to: Gabriel Sawakuchi, Ph.D. and Simona Shaitelman, M.D.

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Sawakuchi and Shaitelman lab at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The research project involves investigations in the combination of different types of radiation, DNA repair inhibitors and immunotherapy for the treatment of cancer. Particularly, the postdoctoral fellow will contribute to the discovery and translation of biological pathways to improve the efficacy of immunotherapies.

Ideal candidates should have finished their Ph.D., or M.D. degrees in radiobiology, immunology, 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.

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.

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