Postdoctoral position in cancer biology and combined omics


San Antonio, TX

Job posting number: #7109163

Posted: August 26, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Vaseva and Zheng labs at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to lead an NCI-funded project. The project will combine omics (RNAseq, DNAseq, proteomics) and experimental approaches to define markers of response and mechanisms of resistance to targeted therapies in pediatric sarcomas. Ideal candidate will be independent, motivated and hard-working. He/she is expected to work closely with the PIs and demonstrate excellent communication and intrapersonal skills. Qualifications include training in bioinformatics, computational biology, or a related discipline; Cancer biology training and experience or willingness to learn and apply wet bench approaches will be preferred. Responsibilities include data analysis, algorithm design, reports, and manuscript preparation. The PIs are committed to trainees’ career development and will provide opportunities for the successful candidate to compete for fellowships, high-profile publications, and academic awards. The Zheng and Vaseva labs are located at Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI), UT Health San Antonio. GCCRI is housed in a state-of-the-art 100,000 sq. ft. building and is the largest free-standing childhood cancer research facility in Texas, USA. The building is home to the genome sequencing facility, siRNA/CRISPR screening facility, bioinformatics core, and 17 research labs. These labs work on different aspects of childhood cancer and are highly synergized. Such synergy leads to abundant collaborations and an intellectually stimulating academic environment.

Salary & Benefits
We follow NIH guidelines for postdoctoral salaries. We provide full retirement benefits and outstanding health insurance at the UT system.
UT Health San Antonio is one component of the 14 institutions comprising The University of Texas System and is the largest university health science center in South Texas. UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of only four National Cancer Institute-designated cancer
centers in Texas. The Greehey CCRI is dedicated to developing more effective and less toxic therapies for children afflicted by cancer. Situated at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, San Antonio is the nation’s seventh-largest city and offers a rich, multi-cultural community with a thriving bioscience industry.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should email their cover letter describing past research experience/skills and future research interests/plans, curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Angelina Vaseva ([email protected]). All Postdoctoral appointments are designated as security-sensitive positions. UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

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