Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7056676
Posted: March 29, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary: The Radiation and Pancreatic Cancer Biology laboratory of Dr. Cullen Taniguchi at the University of Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX is looking for a postdoctoral fellow for a NIH-funded project that seeks to protect the intestine from radiation injury with novel compounds. These findings have implications for cancer treatment and nuclear countermeasures. The successful candidate will have significant experience in molecular biology, cell biology, and mouse modeling. The ideal candidate would also have an expertise in intestinal stem cells and/or hypoxia though these are not required and can be taught if the candidate has other strong complementary skillsets.

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What we offer:
● Training and expertise in radiation biology, intestinal stem cell biology and pancreatic cancer.
● A stimulating environment with freedom to develop new research directions.
● Supportive mentorship for multi-faceted career development and opportunities tailored towards individual career goals.
● A fun, hard-working and supportive lab that practices team-based science
● The chance to live in Houston, a dynamic and diverse metropolis with tons of culture, a vibrant food scene, and championship sports teams!
● A PI with season tickets to the Astros that he regularly gives away to his lab.

What we’re looking for:
● Enthusiastic and ambitious individual with a strong interest in our research and laboratory environment.
● Fearlessness in learning new techniques and designing projects independently.
● Willingness to apply for applicable postdoctoral fellowships and eagerness to take advantage of other career development opportunities.
● Strong verbal and written communication skills.
● Interest in working with junior lab members and summer undergraduates.

Start date: immediately or upon mutual agreement.

Application materials
· Cover letter outlining relevant expertise and scientific interests
· Updated CV
· Contact information for three references
Please email these three items to:

· Sci Transl Med. 2014 May 14;6(236):236ra64
· Nature Medicine, 2013 19(10): 1325-1330
· Cell Reports 2015 (15)00589-6.
· Cancer Research 2019, In press. (Preprint: Available from:
· Scientific Reports 2019, available online:

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.


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