This NIH funded program will provide young talented scientists an intensive two-year research experience and training in cancer nanotechnology that is based on a close collaboration between The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Rice University. The program is geared toward scientists who aim to pursue integrated, translational research that is focused on advancing promising new nanotechnology-based diagnostics and therapeutics to improve cancer care. Therefore, the training will emphasize understanding of biological and clinical needs in development of new technologies and in modification of existing technologies in nanoscience. Each fellow will be co-mentored by two program faculty - one from MD Anderson Cancer Center and one from Rice University.
Recent Ph.D. awardees with 0 to 2 years of previous post-doctoral experience and training in physical science, chemistry, bioengineering or related disciplines and a demonstrated background and interest in nanotechnology are encouraged to apply. Holders of an M.D. degree are also eligible for the program if they show a strong interest in translational cancer nanotechnology research.
Program eligibility: per program requirement fellows “must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.”
Interested candidates should send via email their applications as a single pdf file with “2016 T32 Cancer Nanotechnology Postdoctoral Application” denoted in the subject line. Application packages for this year are due by May 31, 2016, noon CST and should include: (i) filled out application form (pdf), (ii) cover letter describing specific research interests (no more than 1 page), (iii) CV and (iv) names of three references.
Please, send your application to:
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mai Dinh, MBA
DI Department Administrator
Department of Imaging Physics
The UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler, Unit 1472
Houston, TX 77030
Stacey Kalovidouris, Ph.D.
Institute of Biosciences & Bioengineering
6100 Main St. MS-144
Houston, TX 77005
The Biomedical Optics and Nano-Diagnostics (BOND) laboratory at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is looking for a post-doctoral fellow in the area of cancer nanotechnology. Specific areas of interest include translational research in development of game-changing early cancer detection, diagnostic and therapy monitoring methods. Work environment includes a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, imaging scientists, molecular biologists, nanotechnology experts and a close collaboration with industry partners.
The initial appointment will be fulltime for a 12-month period, with future renewal contingent on fellow performance and achieving project milestones. Salary will be based on the level of experience of the applicant. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Qualified individuals should have a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related field. Candidates should have an extensive background in synthesis and characterization of colloidal nanoparticles for biomedical applications including surface modification methods. Knowledge and previous experience with iron oxide and plasmonic (gold) nanoparticles is a significant plus. The fellow will work on development of molecular specific nanoparticles for early cancer detection using advanced biomedical detection/imaging methods. All candidates are expected to have a strong experimental background in wet lab, excellent verbal and communication skills, the ability to work independently and also to be great team players. In addition to experimental work, the fellow will actively participate in manuscript writing, presentations, and writing of grant proposals.
Application package should be submitted as a single pdf file to Prof. Konstantin (Kostia) Sokolov and should include the following information:
- A cover letter stating your research interest and overall career goals.
- Current CV with contact information for three references.
- Selected relevant applications.
Konstantin Sokolov, Ph.D., Fellow of the Optical Society of America
Director, Biomedical Optics and NanoDiagnostics Laboratory
Professor of Imaging Physics, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, Rice University
Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Phone: (713) 745-0620