Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cancer Biology, CRISPR, and Epigenetics

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Smithville, TX

Job posting number: #7069455

Posted: September 3, 2020

Application Deadline: December 2, 2020

Job Description

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Science Park invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in experimental cancer biology, CRISPR, and functional genetics/epigenetics starting immediately. Using state-of-the-art gene-editing and functional genomics/proteomics techniques, we seek to identify genetic and epigenetic biomarkers for human cancer precision medicine, synthetic lethal and resistance mechanisms underlying disease development and signal transduction at the systems level. The postdoctoral research will be performed in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment with world-class experts and advanced technologies and facilities, which provide unique and ideal career development opportunities for postdocs. Successful candidates will be supervised by Dr. Nidhi Sahni, a faculty member and recognized leader in cancer genetics and systems biology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Sahni has received numerous prestigious awards and strong funding support, including AACR NextGen Star, Sloan Scholar Award, CPRIT Scholar Award, NIH Outstanding Investigator Award (MIRA), DoD grant, Pinnacle Research Award, Rising STARs Award, among others. Recent representative publications include Cancer Cell (2020), 37: 371-86; Cell (2015), 161: 647-60; Nature Rev Genet (2017), 18: 395-410; Cancer Cell (2018), 33: 450-462; Cell (2015), 161: 661-73; Cell (2017), 168: 856-66; Nature Commun. (2018), 9: 1317. For more information, please visit https://faculty.mdanderson.org/profiles/nidhi_sahni.html

MD Anderson is ranked No. 1 cancer center in the world and has the most awarded research grants from National Cancer Institute. MD Anderson Science Park is located near Austin, the capital of the State of Texas, and offers excellent cancer research programs and state-of-the-art sequencing and other core facilities. M.D. Anderson also offers outstanding benefits.

Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in molecular biology, cancer biology, genetics/epigenetics, immunology, or relevant fields. We are interested in passionate and self-motivated candidates who ask fundamentally important questions and are bold in taking innovative approaches. Candidates should have previous expertise with tissue culture. Experience with high-throughput biology, CRISPR screens and next-generation sequencing is a plus.

Application process:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing your past research experience, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Nidhi Sahni (nsahni@mdanderson.org) with the subject line “Postdoc Application in Cancer Biology, CRISPR, and Epigenetics”.

Diversity and inclusion at MD Anderson are not just important; they are essential. We take an expansive view of diversity, considering differences in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender and religious beliefs, as well as communication styles, thought, skill and ambition. We constantly examine our culture to create an inclusive working environment that effectively attracts, retains, develops and utilizes the skills and talents of all employees. Our Diversity Council develops strategies to attract and retain superior talent and enhance workforce diversity and inclusion. We also offer multiple diversity training programs to our employees.


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Job posting number:#7069455
Application Deadline:2020-12-2
Employer Location:The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston,Texas
United States
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