Postdoc Fellow to study cancer metabolism
Job posting number: #7055638
Posted: January 30, 2019
Application Deadline: March 30, 2019
Job DescriptionNew postdoctoral positions are open in a cancer research laboratory located within The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The lab currently studies metabolic stress and metabolism in cancer (see our publications Nature Cell Biology 2018, Nature Communications, 2017; PNAS, 2017; Nature Cell Biology 2016; Nature Cell Biology 2015; Cancer Research. 2014; Oncogene. 2014; Nature. 2011; Cancer Cell. 2010; PNAS. 2008). The lab is well funded to support various projects related to the research topics described above.
The putative postdoc researcher will have the opportunities to work on various projects studying the roles of metabolic stress response and nutrient sensing in cancer, with a particular focus on the role of ferroptosis, a metabolic stress-induced non-apoptotic cell death, in cancer (please visit our lab webpage for detailed introduction on research projects https://www.mdanderson.org/research/departments-labs-institutes/labs/gan-laboratory.html). Qualified candidates should have strong background in one or more of the following areas: molecular/cell biology, biochemistry, metabolism, cancer genetics, or using Mass Spectrometry-related technologies to study metabolism. We prefer candidates who are about to graduate with PhD or MD/PhD degree, or have graduated within the last 12 months. A track record of excellent first author publication during PhD training is essential. The pay scale follows NIH guidelines (
$48,432 for fresh PhD with adjustment for more senior candidates).
MD Anderson is the number one cancer center in cancer care in the United States by the U.S.News and World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. It ranks 1st in the number of awarded grants from National Cancer Institute. It offers active graduate and postdoctoral training programs and the unmatched scientific environment of the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest biomedical center. MD Anderson is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States with relatively low living cost and no state or city income tax.
The interested candidates should send a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boyi Gan, Ph. D.
Program of Genes & Development
Program of Cancer Biology
The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Science
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
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