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Postdoctoral Fellow - Experimental Therapeutics

Employer
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Location
MDA-On-Site
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 7, 2024

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Discipline
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital

Job Details

A Postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States. This position reports to Dr. Rugang Zhang, Chair of the Department of Experimental Therapeutics.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to perform hands-on experiments to develop novel mechanism-guided precision therapeutic strategies to address unmet clinical needs in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) and to understand the role and mechanisms by which tissue aging influences cancer development and response to cancer therapy by studying cellular senescence. The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct experiments, perform data analysis and prepare manuscripts in addition to attending lab meetings, journal clubs, and research seminars.

The Postdoctoral Fellow's primary research focus is to help the PI merge mechanistic insights with the translational objectives of experimental therapeutics and the accompanying stratifications of genetic biomarkers to address unmet clinical needs in ovarian cancer. The Postdoctoral Fellow will train, learn and study design, data analysis, and manuscript writing.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Individuals with a PhD degree in cancer biology, molecular biology, genetics, immunology, or related fields. Experience with rodent studies is desired but not required for this role. Candidate should have strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects. A proven track record of publications and excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

FACULTY MENTOR
Dr. Rugang Zhang

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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