Postdoctoral Researcher in Childhood Cancer

Dallas, Texas (US)
Salary commensurate with experience
September 23 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The lab of Dr. Stephen Skapek is recruiting a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join a research team in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The team uses a variety of molecular, cell, and computational biology approaches and mouse and human model systems to study fundamental elements of tumor suppressor and oncogene biology, cancer metabolism, and cancer genomics. Our major goal is to identify and characterize the key vulnerabilities in childhood cancer and move that knowledge toward the clinic. 

Candidates should have a PhD (or MD with equivalent scientific training); broad-based knowledge/experience with cell and molecular biology techniques; familiarity with cancer biology and the regulation of cell proliferation, apoptosis, and senescence; and a track record of productivity with excellent presentation and writing skills. Knowledge regarding cancer metabolism is a plus. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work directly with laboratory-based and clinical researchers on complex and important problems in cancer biology and will be offered competitive compensation/benefits.  

Interested candidates should send a CV, statement of research interests and a list of three references to:

Dr. Stephen Skapek

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Division of Hematology/Oncology

Department of Pediatrics

5323 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, TX  75390-9063

UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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