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23 Postdoctoral Fellowships at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas

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1. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

Summary of Postdoctoral Fellowship:

The Debeb laboratory in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join the team. The research program focuses on understanding the fundamental mechanisms underlying the growth and metastasis of aggressive breast tumors such as inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), and the translation of such findings into novel therapeutic strategies to improve the survival of patients. Current efforts in the lab include dissecting the role of E-cadherin and cleaved E-cadherin fragments in IBC and brain metastasis, studying NDRG1’s role in IBC aggressiveness and brain metastasis, developing new therapeutic strategies for IBC metastases, and identifying biomarkers of aggressiveness in IBC patients.

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2. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

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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. Xiaodong Cheng, a senior faculty member and recognized leader in epigenetics, who have successfully trained ~40 postdocs. Recent representative publications on transcription factors HIC2 (Nature Genetics, 2022), ZNF410 (Mol. Cell, 2021 and NAR 2023), ZBTB7A (Cell Reports, 2021 and JBC 2023), DNMT1 inhibition (Structure, 2022 and Nature Cancer, 2021) and inhibition of C. difficile specific DNA adenine methyltransferase CamA (Nature Communications, 2021 and JMC 2023).

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3. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

Summary of Postdoctoral Fellowship:

The post-doctoral fellow will review and annotate pathology blocks/slides of hematologic cancers in conjunction with a pathologist. The fellow will also assist in obtaining pathology blocks from outside institutions, maintaining a database regarding these specimens, perform or organize various studies utilizing various methods applied to these specimens including immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, polymerase chain reaction-based methods, and digital pathology-based methods of analysis.

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4. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

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A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics. This position would be to assist the principal investigator with clinical, translational, and basic scientific research projects based on preclinical component of phase 1 program. This position would function in a separate and independent manner in the design and initiation of research experiments. The focus would be on PDX animal modeling related to early clinical stage trials and on animal models and early stage anticancer agent activity. The candidate would be expected to design animal experiments and bench-related interrogation, develop approaches, submit samples of RNAseq, DNAseq, spatial transcriptomics, and single-cell analysis, as well as other multi-omics experiments or research to obtain high-reliability results and reports.

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5. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

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The postdoctoral candidate will work within the Tobacco Health Equity and Cancer Prevention Science Laboratory under the direct supervision of Dr. Lorraine Reitzel with co-mentorship by Dr. Maggie Britton and Dr. Isabel Martinez Leal. Therein, the postdoctoral candidate will be exposed to and assist with externally funded dissemination and implementation programs that are designed to reach groups with disproportionately high tobacco use rates at the places where they receive care through evidence-based policy and intervention initiatives.

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6. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

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The postdoctoral fellow will execute research projects under the supervision of Dr. Joseph D. Butner, a computational and data scientist in the Radiation Oncology department at MD Anderson Cancer Center, with a focus on developing skills to transition the trainee from mentored research to independent research. Research Topics include mathematical and computational modeling of cancer development and therapy for predicting therapeutic response and improving patient outcomes. Primary duties will include development and coding of mechanistic computational models of systemic and targeted therapy, statistical models, and deep learning models, authorship of peer-reviewed publications and grant applications, conference attendance to disseminate results to the scientific community, assisting the principal investigator with mentoring junior lab members, and leading collaborative projects between the research team, clinical staff, and industry partners.

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7. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

Summary of Postdoctoral Fellowship:

The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Fellow is to assist the Principal Investigator and other Faculty members with scientific research projects. The primary activity of this position is academic research in association with a faculty member or team. A position is available immediately in the area of mathematical and computational oncology, with special emphasis on biological radiotherapy response dynamics. The laboratory has identified novel mathematical modeling biomarkers to predict patient-specific responses to radiation. These models need to be rigorously calibrated and validated against clinical data, and model selection needs to be performed before prospective clinical translation. Research will be conducted in both mathematical and computational models, and rigorous analysis of model performance against clinical benchmarks.

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8. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

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An open postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Genetics under the direct supervision of Dr. George T. Eisenhoffer. Research in the Eisenhoffer laboratory focuses on understanding the mechanisms regulating epithelial tissue homeostasis and how disruptions promote pathogenesis and cancer using zebrafish and cultured cells. We use time-lapse confocal microscopy coupled with genetic manipulations to identify molecular components regulating epithelial cellular processes such as cell detachment, migration, and proliferation. The goal of our studies is to identify new mechanisms controlling the maintenance of overall cell numbers in epithelial tissues and provide new insights into endogenous processes that can be leveraged to disrupt cancer formation and progression.

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9. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

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The Chiao group is based in the departments of Epidemiology and General Medical Oncology and currently has a funded open postdoctoral position to study novel screening and treatment opportunities for HIV-related cancers, with a focus on HPV-associated cancers. We have ongoing projects available for a postdoc to take the lead on as well as ample opportunity and resources for the postdoc to explore new avenues of research. The Chiao group has significant data resources (including access to VA data), Texas Cancer Registry data, cohort data from multiple prospectively collected data, and the support of a research and data coordinators. Additionally, we support a rich learning environment with multiple active trainees. A multi-year commitment is required. Applicants with an interest in pursuing a career in academics with a track-record of successful first-author research publications are encouraged to apply.

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10. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

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A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Department of Radiation Physics under the director’s supervision of Gabriel Sawakuchi, PhD. The Sawakuchi Lab research is at the interface of radiobiology, DNA repair, and immunology and currently focuses on understanding how radiation-induced DNA damage and repair can be leveraged to radiosensitize tumors and activate the immune system to combat cancer. We study how different forms of clinical radiation, including photons, protons, carbon ions, and alpha particles, modulate oxidative stress, metabolism, DNA damage, DNA repair, and immune activation.

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11. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

Summary of Postdoctoral Fellowship:

Dr. Jo Ishizawa, Assistant Professor in the Section of Molecular Hematology & Therapy, Department of Leukemia at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, invites applications for a postdoctoral position. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with technical expertise, particularly in immunology based on solid knowledge of molecular biology and substantial experiences of in vivo mouse work. In addition, candidates are supposed to have a great interest in developing novel molecular-based therapy for hematologic malignancies.

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12. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

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The Bhattacharya Lab for Computational Genomics in the Department of Epidemiology current has a funded open postdoctoral position to develop and apply computational methods to study the genetic and molecular etiology of breast cancer and/or pregnancy and childhood outcomes. The prospective Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to lead one of many ongoing projects as well as sufficient resources and multiple collaborative avenues to pursue independent research interests. The Bhattacharya Lab has ample computational resources, experimental and wet laboratory resources, access to novel genomic data, and multiple collaborators both within and outside MD Anderson. We are committed to the training of the prospective Postdoctoral Fellow for their future career goals.

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13. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

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We are inviting motivated candidates to apply for an immediately open post-doctoral scholar position in the Department of Health Disparities Research, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) in Houston, TX. We seek candidates with a track record of peer-reviewed publications, training in psychology, public health, communication, or other behavioral science, and a strong work ethic and commitment to research. Our team has expertise in applying psychosocial research to improve the well-being of cancer survivors and to enhance cancer-preventive health behaviors among underserved populations. We are conducting several large NIH-funded psychosocial interventions (HPV vaccination studies among multi-ethnic college students and expressive writing and social support interventions among cancer survivors traditionally understudied/underserved).

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14. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

Summary of Postdoctoral Fellowship:

The TRTP provides rich opportunities for collegial interaction and an exceptional infrastructure for conducting tobacco research. The TRTP consists of 11 faculty members who pursue both distinctive programmatic research and collaborative research involving multiple investigators, as well as clinical activities and patient care. In the past 5 years, TRTP faculty have accounted for over $42 million in peer-reviewed grant support. Fellows will have access to research space, research staff support, specialized equipment (e.g., fMRI, rTMS), and mHealth and other programming resources. MD Anderson is located within Houston’s Texas Medical Center, one of the largest medical centers in the world. Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States, with dynamic cultural and recreational resources and an affordable cost of living.

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15. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

Summary of Postdoctoral Fellowship:

The position will focus on the following research activities pertaining to skull base surgery and neurosurgical oncology: retrospective clinical outcomes research, collaborating with translational researchers, and establishing prospective clinical studies. In addition to research, the candidate will assist in organizing virtual and in-person educational symposia.

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16. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

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A postdoctoral researcher position is available immediately for an outstanding and self-motivated individual with strong laboratory and/or computational skills in microbiology and microbiome research. The researcher will become a key member of a vibrant and collaborative patient-oriented translational research program studying the role of the cervicovaginal microbiome in HPV-related cancers. The candidate should have significant wet lab experience in microbiology and microbiology laboratory techniques, but previous computational experience in microbial ecology, including experience with R, Python, and/or QIIME2, is preferred.

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17. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

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A postdoctoral position to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of prostate cancer metastasis and therapy resistance to chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy is available in the laboratory of Guocan Wang , MD, PhD, in the Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology of the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. We are looking for highly self-motivated candidates with a recent PhD or MD degree, to investigate e the epigenetic and metabolic reprogramming of cancer cells and immune tumor microenvironment in prostate cancer progression , metastasis to bone and as well as therapy resistance to targeted therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy.

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18. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

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The Jihye Yun lab at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (Genetics department) works on untangling the relationship between diet, metabolism, microbiome, and cancer with an emphasis on discovering novel strategies to prevent and treat cancers. Candidate must have a doctoral degree in analytical chemistry or related disciplines and should have extensive experience LC-MS/MS instrument (accurate mass).

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19. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

Summary of Postdoctoral Fellowship:

Dr. Charles Manning’s laboratory focuses on the discovery and translation of radiopharmaceuticals for a wide variety of uses in oncology and drug development. Trainees in the Manning lab are encouraged to participate in comprehensive ‘bench-to-bedside-to-bench’ research programs aimed at the discovery, prioritization, translation, and early clinical implementation of novel radiopharmaceuticals ranging from diagnostics to therapeutics. Trainees in the Manning lab access exceptional facilities dedicated to radiopharmaceutical science located in the Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging (CABI) and Cyclotron Radiochemistry Facility (CRF). In particular, the CABI/CRF infrastructure enables a seamless transition from radiopharmaceutical discovery to translation in one location.

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20. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

Summary of Postdoctoral Fellowship:

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Department of Imaging Physics in the laboratory of Chengyue Wu, PhD. Dr. Chengyue Wu’s research interests focus on computational precision oncology, especially integrating computational/mathematical approaches with emerging biomedical imaging techniques to improve the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of human cancers. Dr. Wu has extensive experience on developing and validating image processing methods and image-guided models for investigating tumor growth and treatment response, tumor-associated vasculature and microenvironment, and drug delivery. The lab is in a highly collaborative research environment with access to world-class resources, expertise, and data.

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21. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

Summary of Postdoctoral Fellowship:

The main goal of this postdoctoral position is to work in a multidisciplinary research hematopathology team, focused on pathology projects designed to improve our understanding of hematological cancers. The postdoctoral fellow will develop scientific projects, analyze and interpret data, manage data and communicate the scientific findings at informal and formal meetings, and prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Expertise in histopathology is required.

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22. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

Summary of Postdoctoral Fellowship:

The Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology seeks a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to fulfill a critical role in supporting the development of novel immunotherapies for cancer patients. The focus of the research project will be to study HLA class I-mediated antigen presentation by cancer cells and normal immune cells using a combination of cell culture techniques, molecular immunology, mass spectrometry, and bioinformatics. The candidate is expected to independently plan, design, and conduct research, and analyze the data, and present the data in meetings and/or in a published form.

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23. Postdoctoral PositionĀ 

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The major research focus of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (DAPM) is to understand the impact of anesthetics interventions on oncological outcomes. Outcomes research is a brain of public health research. The DAPM has a long history of conducting outcomes research in perioperative oncology. This training position is open to anesthesiologists interested in learning skills in clinical research in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. This program is open to both U.S. and international applicants.

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