Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7080163
Posted: June 21, 2021

Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in Dr. Beretta’s Laboratory, Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center. The incidence of liver cancer is on the rise in the United States. The overall survival rate from this cancer is poor as most patients are diagnosed late and there are only limited therapeutic options available. Early detection and prevention are promising paths to reduce liver cancer mortality. A successful candidate will be part of a major translational research effort integrating molecular profiling from genomics, metagenomics to metabolomics and spatial transcriptomic, to identify novel targets for therapy, prevention and/or diagnosis, and validate them in preclinical mouse models and patient cohorts.

We are looking for career-oriented and highly-motivated individuals with a PhD or MD/PhD in biological sciences, to join our highly interactive research team. Candidates should have a strong research background in designing and performing molecular and cellular experiments, along with a strong ability to analyze large datasets. Preferred candidates will have experience with mouse models and have demonstrated competence with publications in internationally recognized journals.

Candidates should be enthusiastic and self-motivated, with strong problem solving and organizational skills. Candidates should also have excellent communication skills to work in a highly collaborative team. Prior experience in the field of Hepatology is preferred. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

We have a track record of training the best and the brightest postdoctoral fellows who have become exceptional independent group leaders in United States and other countries. The research environment at MD Anderson is outstanding and nurturing, especially for applicants interested in translational research.

For full consideration, please send a cover letter containing information about your research interests and plans, an updated CV, and names and contact information of three references to:

Laura Beretta, Ph.D.
Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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.


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