We seek highly motivated students and postdocs interested in functional proteomics, quantitative genetics, biochemistry, or cancer biology. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds who wish to apply their expertise to biological systems and to contribute to the advancement of precision medicine.
We strive to create a diverse and civilized working environment where lab members operate with generous spirit, discussing their newest findings and ideas, sharing expertise and celebrating each others achievements. These characteristics, together with a strong desire to tackle big problems and make important contributions, are among the key factors in determining whether to accept someone in the lab.
The Texas Medical Center in Houston houses MD Anderson and multiple other top-flight scientific institutions within walking distance (Baylor College of Medicine; UT Health Science Center; Rice University; Methodist Research Institute; TX A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology), or within bicycling distance (U Houston). This immense depth of collaborators/ programs/ cores insures a cutting-edge research/ ideas environment. Houston boasts a diverse culture near the Gulf Coast, and affordable living in our nation’s fourth largest city. MD Anderson offers well-regarded professional development opportunities and benefits. This is an NIH pay-scale position.
Postdoctoral applicants with a recent Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, functional genetics, molecular biology, proteomics, or cancer cell biology interested in our lab please e-mail Dr. Georgios Karras a cover letter describing your research interests and career goals, your CV, and three letters of reference.
Graduate students generally enter through the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. If you are a current GSBS student interested in rotating, please e-mail Dr. Georgios Karras.
Undergraduates who are interested in working in the lab should e-mail Dr. Georgios Karras with your CV and a summary of research interests. Ideally, we expect a long-term commitment of a research project, typically two academic years and a summer.
Please note: If you haven’t heard back from us within two weeks of your applications being sent, please contact Monique Richardson firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.
Undergraduate research offers the opportunity to develop skills and acquire knowledge that are not accessible in the traditional classroom, and allows motivated students to contribute to discoveries at the forefront of science. Research in the Karras lab is a particularly enriching experience. As an undergraduate, you will have the opportunity to learn cutting edge methodologies under the direct supervision by a postdoc, and to acquire skills that will allow you to drive a project of your own. You will also have the opportunity to write your senior thesis with data gathered during your time in the lab and receive guidance on career development. We have supervised trainees from the following programs:
At MD Anderson Cancer Center my lab is actively participating in the BIOC310 laboratory research experience and other study courses for undergraduates at Rice University.
MIT UROP/ HHMI EXROP
I have mentored undergraduate students at MIT via the MIT undergraduate research opportunities program (UROP) and summer students via the HHMI exceptional research opportunities program (EXROP).
Getting Grants to Support Your Research
Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) UTHealth’s training program for undergraduates, pre- and post-doctoral fellowships in cancer prevention. CPRIT-CURE Summer Undergraduate Program and CPRIT Summer Undergraduate Experience.