Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Number: 63516

Location: Houston, Texas, US

Job Description

The Ishak laboratory at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow to join the team within the Dept. of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis. The candidate will independently lead projects that expand the lab’s work to understand the role of repetitive elements during initiation of ovarian high grade serous carcinoma, and the exploitation of repetitive elements as therapeutic targets.

The ideal candidate would have a publication record that demonstrates successful completion of projects focused on molecular biology, cancer epigenetics, and/or immunology. Ideal candidates will demonstrate proficiency with CRISPR, cell culture, quantification of RNA/protein expression, and low-input epigenetic techniques such as CUT&RUN. Proficiency with all listed techniques is not a must, but the ability to learn and adopt new techniques is required. Basic proficiency with R and/or python to analyze results is preferred. Candidates will lead the adoption of new techniques in the lab.

Candidates should demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills required to establish a collegial and productive environment. Candidates will collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and mentor new lab members.

• Lead the design, execution, and analysis of experiments focused on molecular biology, cancer epigenetics, and/or immunology
• Communicate the status of daily project progress at weekly meetings.
• Collect and maintain thorough documentation of data collected and analyzed
• Present research progress at local and national meetings
• Independently identify and secure funding
• Lead the training and mentorship of new lab members

Recent Ph.D. (no more than one-year post-award) with publication record demonstrating proficiency in designing, executing, and communicating projects focused on molecular biology, cancer epigenetics, and/or immunology.

Candidates must submit a minimum of three references. Priority will be given to candidates who also submit a list of secured funding and provide a strong rationale for lab fit.

Application Deadline: 2024-02-16


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