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Postdoctoral Fellow - Experimental Therapeutics

MD Anderson Cancer Center

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  • AD&D insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Dependent care reimbursement
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Vision insurance
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We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to perform hands-on experiments to develop novel mechanism-guided precision therapeutic strategies to address unmet clinical needs in solid tumors including GBM, and to understand the role and mechanisms by which tissue aging influences cancer development and response to cancer therapy by studying cellular senescence. The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct experiments, perform data analysis, and prepare manuscripts in addition to attending lab meetings, journal clubs, and research seminars.

The Postdoctoral Fellow's primary research focus is to help the PI merge mechanistic insights with the translational objectives of experimental therapeutics particularly nanomedicine approaches and the accompanying stratifications of genetic biomarkers to address unmet clinical needs in cancer. The Postdoctoral Fellow will train, learn, and study design, data analysis, and manuscript writing.

Individuals with a PhD degree in cancer biology, molecular biology, genetics, immunology, computer science, or related fields with less than two years of postdoctoral experience. Experience with rodent studies is required for this role. Candidate should have strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects. A proven track record of publications and excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

MD Anderson follows the NIH stipend levels as outlined by the Kirchstein - NRSA. 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


Gabriel Lopez, MD

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