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Postdoctoral Fellow - Neurosurgery Research

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Aug 5, 2023

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The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Fellow is to assist the Principal Investigator and other Faculty members with scientific research projects. The primary activity of this position is academic research. A position is immediately available in cancer immunology and translational research. The laboratory seeks to study novel treatment strategies that can induce anti-tumor immunity. We are interested in studying immunologic mechanisms that confer response through various drugs and biomaterials that can trigger the innate and adaptive immune response to inhibit tumor growth.

1.) Perform technical laboratory duties, techniques, and in vivo and in vitro experiments studying immune biology in the context of cancer therapies and response to treatments, including immunotherapy and/or radiotherapy.

2.) Projects will include using mouse tumor models to assess immunologic effects of cancer therapy-induced immune response; small animal image-guided radiotherapy; tissue harvesting and microscopy; in vivo and ex vivo immunological assays; implementation/development of novel protocols and procedures; execution of experiments; analysis of results.

3.) Familiarity with histology, animal husbandry, in vivo surgical techniques, flow cytometry, immune and proteomic or transcriptomic assays is preferred. Ideal candidates would possess experience in molecular biology, cell culture, and animal models of human cancer.

4.) Training and supervising other research personnel on techniques and equipment procedures

5.) Maintenance of laboratory safety procedures and records and facilities

6.) Collect, analyze, plot data using appropriate software applications, store and record data on computer and lab notebooks

7.) Assist in the writing of scientific papers for publication, grant applications, and presentations at scientific meetings

8.) Other duties as assigned

Required: At least four years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. Experience in nanotechnology/nanochemistry, experience with immunology

Preferred: With a preferred degree, with at least four years of the required experience and proven scholarship in peer-reviewed publications as a first author and presentations at major meetings, work with biospecimens/biomarker design (human blood samples).


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

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