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University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Position

Experimental postdoctoral positions of gene regulation in cancer immunology and cancer biology, the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

The laboratory of Dr. Yiwen Chen invites applications for experimental postdoctoral positions in studying the gene regulation in cancer immunology and cancer biology. By utilizing integrative computational and genomic approaches such as CRISPR/Cas9, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq and Ribosome Profiling (Ribo-seq), the focuses of our group are to decipher the mechanism of the gene regulation at transcriptional and translational level in cancer immunology and cancer biology. Our group is actively collaborating with the world-class cancer immunologists and cancer biologists at MD Anderson. The highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment of our group provides unique career development opportunities for the postdoc trainees. The postdoc can be under the joint supervision of Dr. Yiwen Chen and another advisor (with complementary expertise) within MD Anderson for his/her postdoctoral training.

Note: the representative publications of the PI for independent and collaborative research includes Molecular and Cellular Proteomics (2009), 8(2): 273-86; Genome Biology (2011), 12(2):R11; Cancer Cell (2011), 20(1):119-31; Genome Research (2012) 22(9):1813-31; Nature Methods (2012), 9(6):609-14; Nature Structural & Molecular Biology (2013), 20(7):908-13; Nature (2014), 507(7493):448-54; Nature (2014), 508(7494):103-7. Nature Communications. 2016 7:10982; Trends in Genetics 2016 32(4):211-24; Nature Genetics. 2017 49(1): 75-86

MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked No. 1 cancer hospital in 2016 (US News & World Report). It is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

It offers active graduate and postdoctoral training programs and the unmatched scientific environment of the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest biomedical center that includes many other top-notched institutions such as Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University. The city of Houston is the 4th largest city in US and ranks the 12th best US travel destination in 2014.


Experimental Postdoc: Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in biomedical sciences. Strong background in one or more of the following areas i) RNA biochemistry, ii) immunology, iii) molecular biology, iv) cancer biology, and v) mammalian cell biology. Mouse model experience and genomics/proteomics expertise is not required, but highly desirable.

All applicants should have good spoken and written communication skills. Interested applicants should send i) a cover letter briefly describing your previous experience and your future research interest/plan, ii) a curriculum vitae, and iii) contact information of at least three references to Dr. Yiwen Chen, jobchenlab@gmail.com

Posted by Yiwen Chen(jobchenlab@gmail.com)

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