Postdoctoral Fellow - Breast Cancer Research and ICT Laboratory (Dr. Raso Lab )

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7098602

Posted: April 26, 2022

Application Deadline: July 1, 2022

Job Description

​Seeking to incorporate to our Translational Molecular Pathology Breast Cancer Research and ICT Laboratory (Dr. Raso Lab ) a highly motivated and talented pathologist fellow who is interested in making a difference against cancer and improve patient's outcomes. The Breast and ICT Translational Molecular Pathology Lab –translates immunoprofiling data into research that is clinically applicable and can aid in the treatment and outcome of future cancer patients. The long-term goal of our laboratory is to elucidate the molecular mechanism in cancer pathogenesis and progression, identifying molecular markers related with tumor development, progression, and metastasis in solid tumors. Our laboratory has focused on molecular profiling research on the tumors and PDXs by IHC, multiplex IF, RNAscope and highplex technologies and pursuing prognostic and predictive molecular biomarkers.​

Learning Objectives:

To learn aspects of cancer research undertaken in a hospital/research institute
To learn how to perform digital pathology analysis on IHC, multiplex IF, CISH, etc.
To develop research projects using novel multiplex based techniques (CODEX, GeoMxDSP, IMC, MIBI) utilizing FFPE surgical specimens, core needle biopsies and smears from different tumor types for biomarkers analysis of complex research projects.
To understand how studies done in laboratories can have an impact on patient care in the future
The trainee will learn how to perform basic statistical analysis on path data
The trainee along with the mentor will present his/her data in lab meetings.
The trainee will participate in departmental education activities in particular those offered by ITERT
​Eligibility Requirements:
An individual holding a recent (within three years) Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M.) in an appropriate field 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. Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral) are a must.​​
Dates or Training Schedule:
12 months
Mentor Matching:
This position reports to Maria Raso, M.D.



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Job posting number:#7098602
Application Deadline:2022-7-1
Employer Location:The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston,Texas
United States
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