Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Hematopoietic Biology and Malignancy (Pavan Bachireddy, MD)

Location
Houston, Texas (US)
Salary
Stipend support will follow the NIH Kirschstein-NRSA stipend levels level for the appropriate PGY.
Posted
June 17 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

A Postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Hematopoietic Biology and Malignancy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States. This position reports to Dr. Pavan Bachireddy in the Department of Hematopoietic Biology and Malignancy.

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow interested in understanding the co-evolutionary interactions between cancer and immune cells in the tumor microenvironment. Our lab uses unbiased, high-throughput technologies to decode the rules of interaction among diverse cell types in the tumor milieu that determine patient outcomes to cancer immunotherapy, primarily in hematologic malignancies. In vitro and in vivo functional genomic screens are critical approaches to discover, validate and extend our findings.

Dr. Bachireddy is also deeply committed to the career growth and success for each member of the laboratory. Such mentorship should be intentional, planned and tailored to each member of the group – thus the laboratory operates with a primary goal of fostering career goals and development. To this end, a mentorship plan will be developed that enables the Postdoctoral Fellow to achieve their goals as they define them.

The fellow will lead work focused on 1) interrogation of factors reversing immune dysfunction and 2) identification of molecular and cellular determinants of successful anti-leukemia immunity, using multiple cutting-edge technologies as well as standard cell culture and immunologic approaches. Because Dr. Bachireddy is the Scientific Director of the ECLIPSE (Evolution of Cancer, Leukemia and Immunity Post Stem cEll transplant) platform, the fellow will have significant interaction and access to the vast immunogenomic and computational resources of the physically adjacent ECLIPSE platform.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, independent thinker with a tremendous work ethic. The position will require great planning and organizational skills. An ability to work well with others as part of a cohesive team, take initiative, and creatively problem solve are a must.

Eligibility Requirements:

Individuals with a PhD degree in cancer biology, molecular biology, genetics, immunology, or related fields with less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience. Experiences that are desirable (but not required) include: CRISPR, next-gen sequencing (bulk or single cell genomics), or animal modeling. Candidate should have a background in immunology and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects. Proven track record of publications, excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

Application process:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing your past research experience and a curriculum vitae to Roxanna Anaya (ranaya@mdanderson.org) with the subject line “Postdoc Application in the Dept. of Hematopoietic Biology and Malignancy (Pavan Bachireddy, MD)”

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Stipend support will follow the NIH Kirschstein-NRSA stipend levels level for the appropriate PGY.

Diversity and inclusion at MD Anderson are not just important; they are essential. We take an expansive view of diversity, considering differences in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender and religious beliefs, as well as communication styles, thought, skill and ambition. We constantly examine our culture to create an inclusive working environment that effectively attracts, retains, develops and utilizes the skills and talents of all employees. Our Diversity Council develops strategies to attract and retain superior talent and enhance workforce diversity and inclusion. We also offer multiple diversity training programs to our employees.

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