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Postdoctoral Fellow - Neurosurgery Research (brain tumor cell biology)

Employer
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Location
MDA-On-Site
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 3, 2024

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Discipline
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital

Job Details

The post-doctoral position will involve basic and translational research in the area of brain tumor cell biology and mouse models of primary and metastatic brain cancer. There will be a particular emphasis on the brain microenvironment, including studies of how primary and metastatic tumor cells co-opt the neurovascular unit/blood-brain barrier for selective growth and survival.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The post-doc will receive training and mentoring in the use of mouse models and in vitro culture systems to study cell adhesion and signaling pathways involved in tumor cell-stromal cell interactions. Biochemical, molecular genetics, and cell biological techniques will also be emphasized.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
The applicant should have a PhD and/or MD as well as peer-reviewed publications or manuscripts under review in internationally recognized journals. A strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology is also required.

FACULTY MENTOR
Dr. Joseph McCarty

Company

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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