Postdoctoral Fellow - Molecular and Cellular Oncology (Epigenetics and Cancer)

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7076678
Posted: April 1, 2021

Job Description

Postdoctoral positions are immediately available. These positions offer an exceptional opportunity to study epigenetic regulation of cancer and stem cells. The research in the laboratory focuses on understanding the roles of epigenetic modifiers in regulating cancer-epigenetic events and stem cell characteristics. In particular, we seek 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, we have discovered new histone methylation modifiers, characterized histone methylation modifiers as a stemness or differentiation factor, and identified histone methylation modifiers/readers as oncogenic factors or tumor suppressors. Our selected 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 closely collaborate with many outstanding groups in The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, and other prestigious institutes in the US.

A Ph.D. and publications in the field of cancer biology or molecular biology or epigenetics are required. A recent Ph.D. (no more than 3 years) is preferred. Please understand that applicants who are deemed suitable for these positions would be contacted for further information. Salary will be determined by the candidate’s experience and qualifications.
Please send CV and information for at least three references to:
Min Gyu Lee, PhD
Associate professor
Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030

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