Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7067309

Posted: June 29, 2020

Job Description

Postdoctoral positions are available immediately in Dr. Beretta’s Laboratory, Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology. The incidence of liver cancer is on the rise in the United States. The overall survival rate from this cancer is poor as most patients are diagnosed late and there are only limited therapeutic options available. Early detection and prevention are the most promising paths to reduce liver cancer mortality. A successful candidate will be part of a major translational research effort integrating a diverse array of molecular profiles from genomics to metabolomics to identify novel targets for therapy, prevention and/or diagnosis, and target validation through preclinical models of liver cancer and patient cohorts.

We are looking for a highly-motivated and career-oriented individual with a PhD or MD/PhD in biological sciences to work on projects related to liver cancer diagnosis or prevention and join our highly interactive research team. Candidates should have a strong research background in designing and performing experiments using molecular and cellular techniques and strong ability to analyze large datasets. Experience with cancer mouse models or liver biology is preferred. The candidate should have demonstrated competence with publications in internationally recognized journals.

Candidates should be enthusiastic and self-motivated, with strong problem solving and organizational skills. Candidates should also have strong communication skills to work in a highly collaborative team. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in the field of Hepatology. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

We have a track record of training the best and the brightest postdoctoral fellows who have become exceptional independent group leaders in United States and other countries. The research environment at MD Anderson is outstanding and nurturing, especially for applicants who are interested in translational research and collaborations with clinical teams.

For full consideration, please send a cover letter containing information about your research interests and plans, an updated CV, and names and contact information of three references to:

Laura Beretta, Ph.D.
Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030

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:#7067309
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
United States
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