Postdoctoral position in cancer epidemiology - (Jennifer McQuade, MD)

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7062317
Posted: November 13, 2019

Job Description

Dr. Jennifer McQuade is a Physician Scientist in Melanoma Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The focus of her lab is understanding the role of lifestyle factors on melanoma biology and response to therapy. Recent high-profile work published in Lancet Oncology has shown that obesity was unexpectedly associated with significantly improved outcomes in metastatic melanoma and identified novel interactions with therapy and sex. Current work is aimed at examining biological associations of obesity in melanoma as well as other measures of adiposity to understand the underlying mechanism of this “obesity paradox.” In addition, the microbiome has recently been shown to impact response to immunotherapy. Current work is focused on understanding how modifiable lifestyle factors, such as diet and stress, may influence the microbiome and response to immunotherapy.

The postdoctoral fellow will work on these projects with access to one of the largest melanoma clinical databases and biorepositories in the world, in addition to prospective lifestyle survey collection. Candidate will work in a collaborative research environment with mentorship support from colleagues in epidemiology and biostatistics.

Formal education and research experience in epidemiology, quantitative skills, demonstrated productivity, and strong professional references required. MD Anderson postdoctoral fellows benefit from competitive salary and benefits, a formal, integrated community of trainees, and exposure to leading experts in the field. Competitive opportunities to apply for prestigious funded fellowships, pilot research and travel supplements are also available. Rising graduates, as well as current post-doctoral fellows, interested in clinical and molecular epidemiology are invited to apply.

Please send your CV, Cover Letter, 3 references and contact information to:
Jennifer McQuade, M.D.

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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