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Postdoc/Scientist in the world’s largest MC, studying and targeting new critical cancer regulators.

Houston, Texas (US)
Following NIH guidline. US$55,000 for fresh postdoc
Closing date
Feb 18, 2023

A Postdoc/Scientist position to study novel molecular mechanisms of cancer progression and to discover novel therapeutic antibodies or kinase inhibitors are available in Dr. Wenliang Li’s lab at the Texas Therapeutics Institute ( in 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 and current treatments are largely unsuccessful for metastatic tumors. Research in Dr. 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, including kinase inhibitors and antibody-based modalities, such as mAb, ADC, bi-specific Ab and CART.

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

You can expect the PI to have a sincere interest in your work and support you at every stage of your career. We will help you realize your potential, do meaningful and fun science with the team, and develop a vision as an independent scientist.

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 our research programs and publications. Applicants for other types of positions, such as technicians and research scientists, will also be considered.  

Salaries of postdoctoral fellows will follow NIH and university guidelines, with a minimum of $55,000 annually. 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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