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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellow - Genitourinary Medical Oncology - Research in MDA-On-Site, United States

The Msaouel Lab at the MD Anderson GU Department is seeking a Postdoctoral fellow candidate to join the effort to investigate the mechanisms underlying cellular plasticity, evolution and treatment resistance of renal cell carcinomas subtypes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Gain experience in optimal clinical specimen preparation with particular emphasis on molecular testing in accord with institutional and regulatory guidelines.

Develop skills in animal care, organization of the colonies, genetic manipulation of the mice recapitulating key aspects of human malignancy.

Develop skills in 10x single-cell sequencing library construction, analysis and interpretation.

Develop skills in data integration and multi-omics analysis.

Build knowledge in personalized medicine and precision health.

Develop proficiency in scientific writing and communication, including publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting research at conferences.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

M.D. or Ph.D.

Prefer a candidate with the following qualifications/experience:

• Recent (within 3 years) graduate

• An understanding of cancer biology

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

FACULTY MENTOR

To accomplish the learning objective, the candidate will be matched with physician-scientist Dr. Pavlos Msaouel, animal model expert Dr Giannicola Genovese, immunology expert Dr. Jianjun Gao and bioinformatics expert Dr. Linghua Wang

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