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Postdoctoral Fellow - Translational breast cancer research

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jul 27, 2024

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Postdoctoral research fellow to carry out studies in translational breast cancer research. The laboratory focuses on identifying alterations with functional significance to the development and progression of breast cancer and translating results from basic, omic, and preclinical studies into improved clinical interventions for cancer patients.

A major effort is directed towards elucidating the contribution made by heterogeneity (genomic, phenotypic, spatial, and compositional) in both the tumor and its microenvironment to cancer progression and response to therapy. Technologies include single-cell RNA sequencing, ATAC-Seq, and imaging mass cytometry (IMC). Experimental
models include human tumor tissue, PDX models of breast cancer, and engineered mouse models.

The trainee will engage in research in breast cancer metastasis and will gain experience in single-cell RNA sequencing and corresponding analysis, functional screens performed in vitro and in vivo, and working with animal models of breast cancer.

Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. (or equivalent) with experience in cancer genomics, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, or related fields. Applicants must have at least one first-author publication in a high-quality journal as well as a high level of written and oral communication skills in English. Experience working with mice is preferred.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter specifying past accomplishments, a curriculum vitae, and three references

MD Anderson follows the NIH stipend levels as outlined by the "Kirchstein - NRSA". This full-time trainee position will provide a salary between $56,484 to $68,604, dependent upon the years of postgraduate experience.

MD Anderson offers compensated trainees:
- Paid medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day for trainees who work 30 or more hours per week
- Group Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Disability coverage
- Paid Education Vacation and Sick Leave
- Paid institutional holidays, wellness leave, childcare leave and other paid leave programs
- Teachers Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan and two voluntary retirement plans
- Employer paid life, AD&D and an illness-related reduced salary pay program
- Health Savings Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement flexible spending accounts
- Fertility benefits
- State of Texas longevity pay
- Extensive wellness, fitness, employee health programs and employee resource groups


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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