Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7055722

Posted: February 4, 2019

Application Deadline: March 6, 2019

Job Description

Mission Statement:
The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Fellow position is to provide technical and specialized skills in the area of Tumor Immunology. This research will involve investigating the cellular/molecular dynamics of innate and adaptive immune cells to develop novel immunotherapy strategies in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. In this regard, xenograft and genetically engineered mouse models as well as patient specimen are employed in both basic and translational studies. A wide set of cellular, basic immunology, advanced flow cytometry, molecular and transcriptome analysis techniques will be utilized to interrogate pertinent questions in a number of in vitro and in vivo studies.

The applicant should be self-motivated, able to design and conduct experiments, prepare and present their work at meetings, and write scientific manuscripts; should have skill in setting up and use of laboratory equipment, and ability to assist with development of new and improved methodology. The applicant is expected to train students/technologists when necessary and participate in overall lab management.

Job Specific Competencies:
• Ability to work with mouse models, both xenograft and transgenic
• Skilled in the following analytical techniques: *Multi-parameter flow cytometry (i.e. Fortessa-X20/DIVA analyzer); sample staining; analytical software such as FCS express 6 and/or Flowjo. *Mouse and human cell culture and immunology/cytotoxicity assays; both primary cells as well as cell lines. *Isolation of immune cell populations. *Fluorescence activating cell sorting and magnetic beads-based separation techniques. *In vivo transplantation models, including PDX and syngeneic systems.
• Experience in tSNE analysis applied to multi-color flow cytometry and/or mass cytometry.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required: PhD in Cancer Immunology, Cancer Biology, Molecular/Cell Biology or other related field.
Preferred: None.

Required: Candidates with immunology background and experiences with at least one first author-publication in tumor immunology/basic immunology on medium-high impact journals, in addition to experience with mouse models, and advanced flow-cytometry acquisition/analysis.
Preferred: Candidates with familiarity in leukemia mouse models, genomic analytical platforms such as RNA-sequencing and miRNAs, immunofluorescent staining, imaging/fluorescent microscopy and mass cytometry (CyTOF).

Interested applicants should send the following items to the email address provided below:
• CV
• Cover Letter
• Three References (Inclusive of contact information.)

Please send to the attention of:

Maria Teresa Sabrina Bertilaccio, PhD
Assistant Professor, RFA

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

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Job posting number:#7055722
Application Deadline:2019-03-06
Employer Location:The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
United States
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