Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7075420
Posted: February 24, 2021

Job Description

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Shao-Cong Sun to study the molecular mechanisms that regulate anti-tumor immunity and autoimmune diseases. The focus of our research is on characterizing novel regulators of T cell activation, metabolic reprogramming, and effector functions in mouse models of anti-tumor immunity and autoimmune diseases. In addition, we are studying the signaling network in innate immune cells (dendritic cells and macrophages) that regulate inflammation, tumor microenvironment, and T cell functions. For more information, please check our recent publications in the website

Candidates should have a solid background in Immunology, with hand-on experience in flow cytometry, molecular techniques, and mouse models of anti-tumor immunity and/or autoimmune diseases.

Successful candidates will join a collegial and highly interactive team and enjoy the stimulating environment of UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. The Department of Immunology, led by Nobel Laureate James Allison, conducts cutting-edge research in different areas of Immunology. Dr. Sun’s laboratory has a long history of success in research and postdoctoral training.

Send curriculum vitae to: Dr. Shao-Cong Sun, Department of Immunology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77054. E-mail:

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