Postdoctoral Fellow - Leukemia Research - Dr. Marina Konopleva, Professor

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, Texas, TX

Job posting number: #7071063

Posted: October 16, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position/Program Description:
The task:
Studying the novel immune checkpoint molecules expressed on leukemia stem cells and characterizing anti-leukemia efficacy of their targeting in immune-competent or immune-deficient humanized models of leukemia. The postdoctoral fellow will collaborate with related investigators in an interdisciplinary research project that involves immunological assays, basic cell culture, flow cytometry/sorting, metabolic assays, mass cytometry, DNA/RNA sequencing/analysis, and the use of mouse models. The postdoctoral fellow will present relevant scientific findings at project meetings, National and international conferences, and via publication in top-tier scientific publications.

Learning Objectives:
Perfect and expand immunology skills; CyTOF mass cytometry; leukemia stem cell assays; in vivo work with leukemia xenograft models and novel agents that affect immune interactions

Eligibility Requirements:
The applicant should be an innovative and motivated individual with technical expertise in immunology, cancer, biochemistry, and metabolism to conduct a highly ambitious project targeting immune defects of leukemia stem cells. The ideal candidate will possess a PhD degree in a life science, like immunology, cellular or molecular biology, with research experience and an excellent knowledge-base in immunology, biochemical, and signaling process as they relate to cancer. Experience in immunology, leukemia, molecular cloning, the quantitative measurement of RNA expression, flow cytometry, big data analysis, and/or the use of animal models would be a plus. The applicant should enjoy providing a training role for students and other coworkers, and should be open to scientific collaboration within a large research group. The candidate should possess excellent written and spoken (English) communication skills.

Mentor Matching:
Marina Konopleva is a Professor in a Department of Leukemia, physician-scientist with over 20 years laboratory experience in hematology. She has sustained NIH funding and her research interests include leukemia stem cells, apoptosis, metabolism. She has mentored a number of post-doctoral fellows in clinical fellows over her career, many of whom have gone to assume academic positions.
Qualified applicants should email their CV to Marina Konopleva, Professor @ mkonople@mdanderson.org






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