Postdoctoral Fellow in Thymus Biology and T cell development (Ellen Richie lab)

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7090692

Posted: December 15, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Dr. Ellen Richie in the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis at MD Anderson Cancer Center invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship focusing on identifying cellular and molecular mechanisms of thymus development and involution as well as cross-talk between thymic epithelial cells and thymocytes. These studies will utilize state-of-the-art image analysis, flow cytometry, single cell RNAseq and biochemical techniques to achieve these goals.

Learning Objectives:
The research environment is highly interactive and interdisciplinary with collaborations ongoing within the institution and with world-class experts at other institutions. The postdoctoral fellow will learn to work independently as well as collaboratively to advance their career development. Opportunities to network with members of the research community will be provided by frequent interactions with collaborating labs and by presentations given at national and international conferences. The training experience will provide the postdoctoral fellow the laboratory expertise, writing and speaking skills to establish and independent laboratory in academia or industry.

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants should have been awarded the PhD degree within the past two years in the field of immunology and should be self-motivated, innovative, trust worthy, careful and diligent in their research performance.

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Postdoctoral Fellow Definition:
An individual holding a recent Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate who is seeking a temporary appointment, under the supervision of a faculty mentor, involving full-time laboratory-based research or scholarship in preparation for an academic or research career as an independent investigator. This appointment is not part of a clinical training program; individuals holding an M.D. degree or equivalent are not permitted to engage in patient care activity. Appointees must have recently (within three years) received a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D., and DVM) in an appropriate field.

Postdoctoral Appointment Term Limits:
MD Anderson postdoctoral appointment policy limits an individual to no more than five years in the postdoctoral title at MD Anderson.

Stipend Policy:
Stipend support will follow the NIH NRSA level for the appropriate PGY.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

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Job posting number:#7090692
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
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