Postdoctoral Fellow in cancer research (radiation sensitizers and immunotherapy)

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7145328 (Ref.No. 600662-202304101822 (
Posted: May 15, 2023
Salary / Pay Rate: NIH pay scale
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Sawakuchi lab at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to work on projects funded by NIH-NCI (P01 and R01), DoD and industry. The Sawakuchi Lab focuses on novel methods to sensitize cancer to radiation while minimizing toxicities to normal tissues. We are interested in understanding how defects in DNA repair and metabolism can be leveraged to sensitize cancers, but not normal tissue, to radiation and how this combination of radiation and DNA repair defects can be used to stimulate an antitumor immune response.

Ideal candidates should have finished their Ph.D. degree 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, faculty members, 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.

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.

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.

Contact Information:

Gabriel Sawakuchi
[email protected]
6565 MD Anderson Blvd
United States
Tel: 7137944034