A funded postdoctoral fellowship is available in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Wood at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Research on mechanisms of DNA repair and DNA polymerases will be carried out in the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis. The department is one of MD Anderson's largest and most successful fundamental research departments. For more information, see the laboratory website:
MD Anderson offers many benefits and career training opportunities for postdoctoral fellows:
The position will be to carry out research on the function and mechanism of DNA repair polymerases in human cells. One major goal will be for the trainee to publish high-quality research papers reporting the results. Training will be provided in specialized biochemical and cellular techniques for the analysis of DNA repair. Training in writing and oral communication will also be provided. This includes writing manuscripts and funding proposals and delivering talks for scientific meetings, colleagues, and the general public.
Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Physiology, or Immunology, one or more first-authored publications in highly regarded scientific journals, and proven proficiency in written and spoken English. Experience with mammalian cell culture and protein purification is an advantage.
Dr. Richard Wood