Postdoctoral Fellows in Cancer Biology

Houston, Texas
Postdoc salary follows NIH guidelines,>=$47,484 annually,plus benefit, commensurate with experience.
April 11 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Two positions of Postdoctoral Fellows to study novel molecular mechanisms of cancer progression are available at the Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM) of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Metastasis is responsible for over 90% of cancer death but its mechanisms are still poorly understood. Research in Dr. Wenliang Li’s lab is to study novel regulators of cancer metastasis, epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and drug resistance through a unique combination of RNAi/cDNA screens, cancer genomics, molecular cell biology, mouse models and patient specimens. The goals of the research are to gain new knowledge of cancer progression, identify novel cancer drug targets and develop better therapeutics.

Qualified candidates should have a doctoral degree, strong background and good first-author publications in cancer biology, molecular cell biology, or signal transduction. Prior experience in mouse models is desirable but not required. The postdoc fellows are expected to have strong work ethic, critical thinking abilities, excellent organization and communication skills.

For those interested, please email a CV, contact information of three references, and a cover letter describing past achievements and research interests to Dr. Wenliang Li at: Please follow this link ( to learn more about the research programs and recent publications in Dr. Li’s lab. Strong applicants for other types of positions, such as technicians and research scientists, may also be considered.  

Salaries of postdoctoral fellows will follow NIH and university guidelines, with a minimum of $47,484 annually + benefit. The Institute is located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest medical center, in the 4th largest US city with a relatively low living cost. UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V.

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