Postdoctoral Fellow in Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology (Dr. Don Gibbons)

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7092137

Posted: January 12, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Gibbons lab in the Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, seeks to fill multiple postdoctoral research positions. Our research focuses on the mechanisms by which lung cancer evades immune system surveillance and becomes invasive/metastatic. We investigate several complimentary areas, including: 1) the role of the tumor cells in reprogramming the tumor immune microenvironment, 2) tumor cell-extracellular matrix interactions, and 3) tumor intrinsic changes that facilitate tumor invasion and distant metastasis.

Postdoctoral fellows will benefit from training in cancer biology, cancer immunology, the development &characterization of genetic models of lung cancer, use of 2- or 3-dimensional cell culture systems & characterization of the extracellular & tumor immune microenvironment. They will interact with bioinformatics & pathology collaborators to facilitate translation of their discoveries into human samples and datasets. They will have educational & mentoring opportunities (e.g., pilot grant funding, grant writing, mentoring experience with summer students & rotating graduate students), extensive opportunities to gain presentation skills at individual & joint lab meetings, departmental meetings, programmatic research groups (e.g., NCI-funded SPORE) & institutional symposia. They will have the opportunity to present their work at annual conferences such as the Keystone, AACR & Cold Spring Harbor Lab meetings.

Individuals who have completed a Ph.D. and have training relevant to the position are eligible​. Qualified applications will demonstrate the potential for research as evidenced by their peer-reviewed publications and funding. A background in cancer biology and expertise in the design and execution of cell culture and in vivo experiments that incorporate a variety of molecular/cellular techniques is desirable.

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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html


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