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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoc Fellow - Radiation Oncology Research (Dr. Enderling's Lab) in Houston, Texas

The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Fellow is to assist the Principal Investigator and other Faculty members with scientific research projects. The primary activity of this position is academic research in association with a faculty member or team. A position is available immediately in the area of mathematical and computational oncology, with special emphasis on biological radiotherapy response dynamics. The laboratory has identified novel mathematical modeling biomarkers to predict patient-specific responses to radiation. These models need to be rigorously calibrated and validated against clinical data, and model selection needs to be performed before prospective clinical translation. Research will be conducted in both mathematical and computational models, and rigorous analysis of model performance against clinical benchmarks.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Expected learning outcomes, goals of the training in terms of demonstrable skills or knowledge that will be acquired.

  1. Develop, implement, and solve mathematical and computational model of tumor growth and treatment response.

  2. Familiarity with MatLab and R is preferred. Ideal candidates would possess experience in multiple programming environments and statistical analyses.

  3. Training and supervising other research personnel on techniques and procedures.

  4. Maintenance of laboratory safety procedures and records and facilities.

  5. Collect, analyze, and plot data using appropriate software applications, and store and record data on computer and lab notebooks.

  6. Assist in writing scientific papers for publication, grant applications, and presentations at scientific meetings

7.) Other duties as assigned.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Required: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate

Experience Required: At least 3 years of experience in mathematical modeling research work

Preferred: Experience and proven scholarship in peer-reviewed publications as a first author and presentations at major meetings.

POSITION INFORMATION

MD Anderson follows the NIH stipend levels as outlined by the Kirchstein - NRSA (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-23-076.html) . This full-time trainee position will provide a salary between $56,484 to $68,604, dependent upon the years of postgraduate experience.

MD Anderson offers compensated trainees:

  • Paid medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day for trainees who work 30 or more hours per week

  • Group Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Disability coverage

  • Paid Education Vacation and Sick Leave

  • Paid institutional holidays, wellness leave, childcare leave and other paid leave programs

  • Teachers Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan and two voluntary retirement plans

  • Employer paid life, AD&D and an illness-related reduced salary pay program

  • Health Savings Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement flexible spending accounts

  • Fertility benefits

  • State of Texas longevity pay

  • Extensive wellness, fitness, employee health programs and employee resource groups

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