Postdoctoral Fellowship -- Melanoma Brain Metastasis Research Program

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7135896

Posted: March 23, 2023

Salary / Pay Rate: Ruth L. Kirchstein NRSA Levels

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to fulfill a critical role in the Melanoma Brain Metastasis Research Program. This fully funded 4- to 5-year research project is focused on evaluating molecular and immune determinants of melanoma brain metastasis, and exploring novel therapeutic strategies using pioneering in vivo and in vitro experimental models. Melanomas have among the highest rates of brain metastasis compared to other cancers, and there is a significant need to understand the molecular progression of this metastasis and to develop novel treatments against it.

The appointed candidate will work in a collegial academic environment consisting of researchers, clinicians, bio-informaticians, and will gain interdisciplinary expertise in working with molecular biology techniques, mouse models of brain metastasis, animal imaging, single-cell sequencing and other high-throughput molecular analyses. MD Anderson Cancer Center provides extensive opportunities for scholarly achievements and career development.

Beyond work, the Texas Medical Center offers enriching opportunities for networking with accomplished scientists, clinicians, and other professionals in academic institutions and biotech companies.

We are seeking individuals with a PhD degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, cancer biology, pharmacology, or related fields, with a strong record of doctoral research accomplishments like publications. Prior experience in working with mouse models is desired although not required, but the candidate should commit to learning and performing mouse studies. Candidate should have strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage the research project to completion.

Interested applicants should send a Cover Letter specifying past research experience, skills, accomplishments, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information of three (3) referees to Dr. Vashisht Yennu Nanda ([email protected]) with the subject line “Postdoctoral Fellow – Applicant’s Name”. Candidates may also apply online via our website: Careers Site

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.

Apply Now

Please mention to the employer that you saw this ad on

Job posting number:#7135896
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
United States
More jobs from this employer
Institution Website, an AmeriCareers ® service.