Research Post Doctorate Fellow - GI Cancer (Dallas)

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. The 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.

There are multiple positions available in Dallas, Texas.

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

  • 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

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

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

Gut microbiome and its influence on gastrointestinal cancers

Location/Facility - Dallas TX
Specialty/Department/Practice - Research - GI Cancer
Shift/Schedule - Full Time, Day Shift (M-F)
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.

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

    Qualified professionals please forward CV, publication listings, and compensation requirements to Amanda Sonus