Researchers interested in postdoctoral fellowships are invited to apply for positions as part of the group led by Dr. Robert Orlowski, Florence Maude Thomas Cancer Research Professor and Director of the Myeloma Section in the Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Our focus is on developing an expanded understanding of the molecular pathobiology of multiple myeloma and related disorders, validating novel targets and therapeutics that can be translated to the clinic, and understanding mechanisms of resistance that could serve as biomarkers and/or targets for chemosensitization. Current projects of interest focus on the activity of a novel, home-grown set of patented monoclonal antibodies that are showing immunomodulatory and direct cytotoxic activity against a variety of tumor models as naked antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates, and in chimeric antigen receptor guided T-cells.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is the nation's #1 ranked cancer center, located within the Texas Medical Center - home to 21 hospitals and 8 academic and research institutes. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with an interactive team of wet lab scientists and computational biologists in the Green Laboratory and will have great opportunities to collaborate with diverse groups of physicians, scientists, and computational biologists at MDACC and the Texas Medical Center. Houston is a large and vibrant city with an affordable cost of living, two major airports, professional sports teams, and cultural activities.
Successful applicants would be part of an established, a well-funded, committed, and productive interdisciplinary research team of investigators. Ideal candidates would be molecular, cell, and immune biologists with PhD degrees in a closely related field. They should have experience in single-cell RNA and TCR sequencing, immunophenotyping and immune assays, and in vivo tumor modeling. He/she should have excellent written and spoken (English) communication skills and promote scientific collaboration within the research group.
For those interested, please upload a CV, contact information for three references (preferably three letters of recommendation), and a 2-page research statement describing past achievements, skills, and research interests
Dr. Robert Orlowski