We're looking for talented trainees at all levels to join us in our research. If interested in a postdoctoral research fellowship, graduate rotation, full time or part time research assistant / technician, undergraduate or volunteer research opportunity please contact Pawel K. Mazur: firstname.lastname@example.org
MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked number one in the nation for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report and also number one in the number of awarded grants from National Cancer Institute. It offers excellent cancer research training programs and unmatched scientific environment of the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center that contains over 50 biomedical institutions for basic and translational research, including MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, and Rice University.
The Mazur Lab is seeking postdoctoral fellows to lead projects that will:
- Determine function and mechanisms of action of lysine methyltransferases in tumor progression and metastasis
- Understand the signaling networks driving the drug resistance of cancer cells and thus to identify novel therapeutic options
- Generate novel mouse models of human cancers to decipher mechanisms tumorigenesis and metastasis in vivo
- Identify novel therapeutic synergies through pharmacogenomics screens and validate identified drug targets combinations in vivo
- Use genetically defined, immunocompetent mouse model of human cancers to impact and better understand cancer immunotherapy
These projects will involve techniques in biochemistry, proteomics, genetic screening (shRNA and CRISPR) and genetically engineered mouse models of cancer and translational medicine.
The postdoctoral research will be performed in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment with world-class experts and state-of-the-art technologies and facilities, which provide unique and ideal career development opportunities. Using integrative experimental approaches, we seek to understand the fundamental mechanisms underlying cancer development, drug resistance and immunity.
(full or part-time/flex-time, remote/home working possible)
Bachelor's degree, Master's Degree or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or a related field.
Our ideal candidate will have training in experimental or computational biology and previous expertise in:
- Experimental genomics (including ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq)
- Experience of handling Next-Generation Sequencing data (genetic screens)
- Genomic data analysis techniques (TCGA)
- Basic programming skills (e.g. R, Perl/Python)
- User interaction design and data visualization.
Graduate Student Positions
Graduate students interested in rotating in the Mazur lab, please note that we are part of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Rotations (tutorials) in our laboratory include a wide range of topics in cancer biology: animal models of cancer, biochemistry, bioinformatics, genetics, molecular biology and proteomics.