Job DescriptionA postdoctoral fellow position is available in Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. Our research is focused on understanding the molecular basis of primary and adaptive resistance mechanisms to immune checkpoint therapies in advanced prostate cancer. The laboratory focuses on addressing this issue using a wide range of tools from next-generation sequencing (WES, WGS, RNA-seq) and in vitro and in vivo immunologic assays (flow cytometry, mass cytometry, IHC). The candidate should be familiar with basic techniques in immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, and genomic profiling of tissues.
The postdoctoral fellow will work under the supervision of Drs. Sumit Subudhi and Theocharis Panaretakis. The successful applicant is expected to develop an in-depth understanding of cancer immunology mouse models, T cell responses to tumors, and high dimensional analyses approaches as well as display increasing research independence.
Candidates should be highly motivated individuals who have a recent Ph.D. degree or in the process of completing Ph.D. training and a solid background in Immunology, with preferred hand-on experience in flow/mass cytometry, molecular techniques, and mouse models of autoimmunity and/or anti-tumor immunity. Only candidates who have published work from their pre- and/or post-doctoral studies will be considered.
- Experience of laboratory techniques in the fields of molecular biology and immunology.
- Develop, analyze and validate data for assays using statistical methods.
- Previous experience with SOPs and animal protocols.
- Troubleshooting daily experiments.
- Demonstrated ability for creative thinking and problem solving.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
Anticipated start date is October 2020.
Learning objectives to be achieved within 2 years, and to be expanded towards a consolidated and diversified project line thereafter.
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