Join Our Lab
We are actively seeking motivated and talented members to join our team. We strive to provide excellent training across a wide range of computational and experimental approaches.
The Akdemir Lab is hiring multiple postdoctoral fellows.
Our lab aims to understand how three-dimensional chromatin organization influences somatic mutation occurrence during tumor evolution. To achieve these goals we generate three-dimensional chromatin organization (Hi-C), long-read sequencing whole-genome (Oxford-Nanopore) and single-cell chromatin accessibility (scATAC-Seq) techniques to reveal how genome architecture is altered by genomic rearrangements aberrations in primary tumor samples. Related projects and responsibilities will include:
- Studies of patient samples for tumor behavior and clinical outcomes
- Studies of resistance to existing and emerging cancer therapies using patient-derived data
As a postdoctoral fellow, you will have the opportunity to:
- Apply or develop novel bioinformatics algorithms to interpret cancer genomic and epigenomic datasets
- Grow your own research program and plan for the next stages of your career
Potential postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to get in touch. Generally the most useful emails will describe your background and previous work, how our research interests may intersect and your timeframe for seeking a position and will include a copy of your CV. Informal inquiries very welcome.
We are part of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) program of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Students should apply to the graduate program and do not apply directly to labs. During the first year of a Ph.D. program, students rotate through about three labs prior to deciding on a thesis lab. Our lab is usually open for rotation students every quarter.
Prospective and current graduate students are very welcome to get in touch with questions about the lab, although this is not required to gain admittance to the program.
Undergraduate and high school students
Please contact Dr. Akdemir regarding research positions open for undergraduate or high school students.
We accept students through CPRIT-CURE Summer Undergraduate Program and the PCCSM program, which is for STEM-oriented high school (junior and senior) and college students interested in biomedical careers, and first-year medical students. Our focus is on students/trainees who are under-represented in science and medicine.