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Postdoctoral Fellow - Experimental Radiation Oncology

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Aug 2, 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 using transgenic mouse models as well as patient derived xenograft models. Specific pathways that examine the alteration of the G1/S transition and upregulation of IL-6 will be interrogated in these mouse model systems. Technologies include transgenic mouse modeling, single cell RNA sequencing, immune profiling and in vivo drug studies.

In addition to wet bench and mouse model experiments, the post-doc will also have the opportunity to work with clinical investigators in the breast medical oncology and breast surgical oncology departments to learn how best to translate their pre-clinical work into clinical trials

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.

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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