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Department of Hematopoietic Biology and Malignancy - Cancer & Translational Research

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Position Description:

A Postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Hematopoietic Biology and Malignancy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States. This position reports to Dr. Deepa Sampath in the Department of Hematopoietic Biology and Malignancy.
 
We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to perform hands-on experiments to generate novel cell culture model systems and perform basic and translational research to investigate the genetic and epigenetic mechaisms underlying the formation and growth of hematological malignancies. Research will also involve scientific projects utilizing genetic mouse models of cancer with the goal of translating findings to clinically meaningful advances. The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct experiments to measure gene expression and chromatin conformation in cultured cells and primary tissue. The fellow will also be involved in study design, data analysis and manuscript preparation by attending lab meetings, journal clubs, and research seminars.
 
The Postdoctoral Fellow's primary research focus is to gain mechanistic understanding of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that drive hematological malignancies; learn molecular biology and genomics analysis skills and train and learn study design, data analysis and manuscript writing.

 

Qualifications:

Individuals with a PhD degree in cancer biology, molecular biology, genetics, immunology, or related fields with less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience. Experience with rodent studies is required for this role. Candidate should have strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects. Proven track record of publications, excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
 

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing your past research experience and a curriculum vitae to Roxanna Anaya (ranaya@mdanderson.org) with the subject line “Postdoc Application in the Dept. of Hematopoietic Biology and Malignancy (Deepa Sampath, Ph.D.)”
 
Stipend support will follow the NIH Kirschstein-NRSA stipend levels level for the appropriate PGY.