The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in experimental cancer biology, CRISPR, and functional genetics/epigenetics starting immediately. Using state-of-the-art gene-editing and functional genomics/proteomics techniques, we seek to identify genetic and epigenetic biomarkers for human cancer precision medicine, synthetic lethal and resistance mechanisms underlying disease development and signal transduction at the systems level. The postdoctoral research will be performed in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment with world-class experts and advanced technologies and facilities, which provide unique and ideal career development opportunities for postdocs. Successful candidates will be supervised by Dr. Nidhi Sahni, a faculty member and recognized leader in cancer genetics and systems biology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Sahni has received numerous prestigious awards and strong funding support, including AACR NextGen Star, Sloan Scholar Award, CPRIT Scholar Award, NIH Outstanding Investigator Award (MIRA), Sabin Fellow, DoD grant, Pinnacle Research Award, Rising STARs Award, among others. Recent representative publications include Cancer Cell (2020), 37: 371-86; Cell (2015), 161: 647-60; Nature Rev Genet (2017), 18: 395-410; Cancer Cell (2018), 33: 450-462; Cell (2015), 161: 661-73; Cell (2017), 168: 856-66; Nature Commun. (2018), 9: 1317. For more information, please visit https://faculty.mdanderson.org/profiles/nidhi_sahni.html
Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in molecular biology, cancer biology, genetics/epigenetics, immunology, or relevant fields. We are interested in passionate and self-motivated candidates who ask fundamentally important questions and are bold in taking innovative approaches. Candidates should have previous expertise with tissue culture. Experience with high-throughput biology, CRISPR screens and next-generation sequencing is a plus.
Interested applicants should Apply via Slate and send a cover letter describing your past research experience, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Nidhi Sahni (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “Postdoc Application in Cancer Biology, CRISPR, and Epigenetics”.
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.
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