Postdoctoral Fellow - Leukemia Research

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7072086

Posted: November 12, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Dr. Michael Andreeff and Dr. Bing Carter, Section of Molecular Hematology & Therapy, Department of Leukemia at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center invite applications for a postdoctoral position. We are looking for a highly motivated and innovative individual with technical expertise in cell, molecular, or cancer biology to conduct a project for mechanism-based combinatorial targeting of drug-resistant leukemia stem cells.

Job Description:
Applicant will conduct research into cell death and cell survival pathways, and mechanisms of drug resistance in myeloid leukemia stem cells through a combinatorial study of gene mutations, gene expression, protein expression, and responses to drug treatments in leukemia cells. The ultimate goal is to understand the functions of apoptotic regulators, cell signaling pathways, leukemia microenvironmental regulators, and their roles in drug resistance, and develop mechanism-based approach to overcome drug resistance. Researcher will collaborate with established and committed investigators in an interdisciplinary research project that involves cell culture, flow cytometry, mass cytometry, western blot analysis, immunohistochemistry, RT-PCR, DNA/RNA sequencing, and NSGS/NSG mouse models. Researcher will present scientific results in project meetings, national and international conferences, and in high impact scientific publications.

Applicant profile and role:
The ideal candidate is a recently graduated cell, molecular or cancer biologist PhD with practical experience and excellent knowledge-base in cell death pathways and cell signaling, and with experience in at least one of the following areas of discipline: cell culture, drug treatment, and cell death assay, molecular cloning, flow cytometry, and/or mouse work. Data analysis skill is highly desirable. The applicant enjoys providing practical and theoretical training for students and promotes scientific collaboration within the research group, and will have excellent written and spoken (English) communication skills. The candidate should have one or more publication as first author.

Interested candidates should email their CV to both:
Dr. Carter
Dr. Andreeff

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