Postdoctoral Fellow – Cancer Neuroscience

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7089623
Posted: November 23, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Postdoctoral positions are available at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The successful appointee(s) will be working under the supervision and mentorship of Yuan Pan, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Symptom Research.
We are a well-funded, women scientist-led young lab looking for one or more highly motivated individuals with a strong interest in neuroscience and/or cancer biology. Our team studies the neuron-cancer and neuron-glia interactions in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a cancer predisposition syndrome. We use state-of-art neuromodulatory techniques, preclinical mouse models, primary cell culture, and molecular biology approaches to achieve these goals.
The postdoctoral fellow(s) will gain an understanding of neuronal regulation of nervous system cancer and glia-mediated neurological deficits. They will learn skillsets in neuroscience, cancer biology, cell biology, and molecular biology. Dr. Pan will guide the postdoctoral fellow(s) in study design, data analysis, interpretation, presentation, manuscript writing, and grant application.
An ideal candidate should have a doctoral degree, with a background in neuroscience, cancer biology, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, or related fields. Prior experience in mouse handling/surgeries and neuroscience approaches is highly desired. Experience in the following skillsets is preferred but not all required: tissue processing, cell culture, gene expression manipulation, microscopy, immunohistochemistry, qPCR, FACS, MACS, RNAseq. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to be highly motivated, dedicated, organized, and have excellent technical skills, communication skills, and a strong work ethic.
The candidate should expect to have more than one projects, including collaborative work within and outside of the lab. The candidate is expected to be an excellent team player who can work together with others towards to main goals of the lab.


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