MD Anderson has opened a new Center for Basic and Cancer Immunology Research. The 132,000 square-foot center is a state-of-the-art facility for conducting cutting-edge research and developing novel cancer therapies. We are currently seeking to fill research assistant and postdoctoral fellow positions.
Description of Positions*
The Department of Immunology has openings for postdoctoral fellows in the following laboratories:
Wei Cao's Laboratory
My laboratory focuses on the immune function played by surface receptors associated with plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs), particularly their role in regulating pDC innate immunity and signal transduction mechanisms. The exciting postdoctoral fellowship position invites a candidate who is highly motivated and has strong background in immunology, molecular biology and biochemistry.
For recent related publications see J. Exp. Med. 203: 1399-1405 (2006); PLoS Biology 5: e248 (2007); Nat Rev Imm 8: 594-606 (2008).
If interested, please send curriculum vitae, citizenship status, summary of research accomplishments and the names of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laurence Cooper's Laboratory
My laboratory focuses on the development and application of genetically modified T cells for use in clinical trials. This exciting fellowship position focuses on the generation of T cells ex vivo to target tumors in vivo.
Blood 105(4):1622-31(Feb 15, 2005).
Chen Dong's Laboratory
T cell tolerance and effector differentiation, signal transduction mechanisms in innate and adaptive immune responses, inflammation biology. Strong background in immunology, molecular biology and biochemistry are required.
- Annual Review of Immunology 20:55-72 (2002)
- Immunity 18:801-811 (2003)
- Immunity 18:863-873 (2003)
- Nature 430:793-797 (2004)
- Nature Immunology 10:1133-1142 (2005)
- Nature Review Immunology 6:329-333 (2006)
- EMBO Journal 25, 2623–2633 (2006).
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Kimberly Schluns’ Laboratory
Postdoctoral fellow position is available to study the role of IL-15 trans-presentation by dendritic cells in the generation and maintenance of memory CD8 T cells. Position requires recent Ph.D. in immunology or a related field and a solid background in T cell immunology. Candidate must be highly motivated and have strong communication skills and experience with flow cytometry and animal models.
- Immunology Letters.127:85-92 (2009)
- J. Immunol. 183:4948-4956 (2009)
- Blood 112(12):4546-4554 (2008)
Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, citizenship status, summary of research accomplishments and the names of three references to Dr. Kimberly Schluns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kenneth Tsai's Laboratory
My laboratory focuses on the role of immune cells in skin cancer using a combination of novel culture methods of human skin samples, DNA microarray analysis and heterotypic cultures. We would like to understand how immune cells react to skin cancers and the mechanisms that determine whether a tumor is rejected. This postdoctoral fellowship position is for a highly motivated scientist with a strong background in molecular biology.
Recent related reference: J Exp Med. 2008 Sep 29;205(10):2221-34.
If interested, please send a curriculum vitae, citizenship status, a summary of research accomplishments and the names of three references to email@example.com.
Chengming (Ben) Zhu’s Laboratory
Postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately to study the mechanism of DNA damage repair and cellular response to DNA damage to maintain the integrity of the genome, using lymphoid or pancreatic islet cells as models. Candidate must have Ph.D and perfect to have backgrounds on molecular biology, immunology and mouse genetics.
- Diabetes, 59(1), 135-42, 2010
- Oncogene 29(7), 957-65, 2009
- J Exp Med 204 (6), 1453-61, 2007
Sent you CV and letters to
Dr. Chengming Zhu
Department of Immunology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 77054
Graduate Research Assistants
Faculty members in the department are actively involved in graduate education through participation in the Program in Immunology at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Individuals with interest in graduate immunology training may submit applications through the UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Once admitted, students may affiliate with the Program in Immunology for their graduate studies. Faculty research interests and other information can be found through the Program in Immunology Web site.
*The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the 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 MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke free and drug-free environment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.