Research Post Doctoral Fellow

Job description

The Research Post Doctoral Fellow performs various laboratory procedures, basic research, lab maintenance and administrative duties under the general supervision of the Scientific Director or Principal Investigator. Our Post Doctoral Fellow will develop and work on a mutually agreed upon project that promotes the research goals of the organization.

The Research Post Doctoral Fellow will periodically present seminars on his/her original work-in-progress and make informative presentation on scientific articles at Journal Club. The position of Research Post Doctoral Fellow is designed to be a 3-5 years duration, with the goal of developing young Scientists into independent Investigators. The process focuses on honing skills to design and implement a research strategy and effectively present his/her data in oral and written media for the purpose of obtaining grants and scientific publications.

The research will mainly focus on understanding the interplay between genetic and epigenetic alterations in colorectal, pancreatic, gastric, hepatocellular and esophageal cancers. We are a multidisciplinary research group, undertaking a number of collaborative projects involving large international consortia. The projects will involve any/all of the following research focuses.
Exploration of the role of epigenetic alterations in gastrointestinal cancers.

  1. Establishment of innovative methodologies for the development of epigenetic and non-coding RNAs-based biomarkers for the earlier diagnosis, prognosis and predictive responses to chemotherapy in gastrointestinal neoplasia

  2. Understanding the genetic basis of early-onset and familial colorectal cancers

  3. Molecular mechanisms of cancer chemotherapy, stem cells, chemo-resistance and chemo-sensitization

  4. Gut microbiome and its influence on gastrointestinal cancers

  1. Location/Facility - Dallas TX

  1. Specialty/Department/Practice - Research - GI Cancer

  2. Shift/Schedule - Full Time, Day Shift (M-F)

  3. Benefits - Our competitive benefits package includes*: Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits. 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%. Tuition Reimbursement. PTO accrual beginning Day 1. Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.

Our client is one of is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, the organization stands to be one of the nation's exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it's accepting a calling!

The Ideal Candidate Will Possess

  • MD, PhD or MD/PhD required

  • Prior molecular and/or cancer biology experience and evidence of project development

  • Strong background in biochemistry and/or molecular biology

  • Relevant experience in cancer genetics and epigenetics

  • Candidates with prior hands-on experience in sequencing-based platforms (Ion Torrent PGM sequencer, MiSeq/HiSeq, RRBS, ChIP-Seq, MeDip and RNASeq etc.) and other array-based platforms will be given preference

  • Evidence of first author peer-reviewed publications

Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level


  • Hospital & Health Care

Well qualified professionals please forward CV, cover letter and publications listings to Debra Hartmann.