Postdoctoral Fellow

MD Anderson
Houston, Texas (US)
Commensurate with experience
April 09 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Recruiting postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Shao-Cong Sun in the Department of Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Selected candidates will participate in innovative projects studying the molecular basis of T cell activation, metabolic reprogramming, and exhaustion using mouse models of antitumor immunity and autoimmune diseases. The Sun lab also studies the signaling network in innate immune cells that regulate inflammation and T cell functions. For more information, please refer to our recent publications:

  • Gu M et al (2021), NF-κB-inducing kinase maintains T cell metabolic fitness in antitumor immunity. Nature Immunology, 22(2):193-204.
  • Zhu et al (2020), TBKBP1 and TBK1 form a growth factor signaling axis mediating immunosuppression and tumourigenesis. Nature Cell Biology 21(12):1604-1614.
  • Zhou X et al (2019), The deubiquitinase Otub1 controls the activation of CD8+ T cells and NK cells by regulating IL-15-mediated priming. Nature Immunology 20(7):879-889.
  • Jie Z et al (2018), NIK signaling axis regulates dendritic cell function in intestinal immunity and homeostasis. Nature Immunology 19(11):1224-1235.

The Sun laboratory has a long history of success in research and postdoctoral training. Candidates should have a solid background in immunology, with hands-on experience in flow cytometry, molecular techniques, and mouse models of anti-tumor immunity and/or autoimmune diseases. To apply, send your CV and the names of three references to

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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