Postdoctoral Fellow - Pain and Neuroimmunology Research

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7085501

Posted: September 16, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with a strong background in neuroscience to join the Laboratories of Neuroimmunology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Applicants should hold (or soon receive) a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related discipline. The research project will use mouse models of cancer to explore the mechanistic underpinnings of paraneoplastic neurological syndromes. Experience working with rodents and a background in neuroscience, pain research and/or immunology is preferred.

Research Activity:
• Immunohistochemistry and microscopy studies on nervous system, muscle and other tissues.
• Behavioral assays of physical activity and pain in mice.
• Work with genetically modified mice.
• Live-cell imaging of neuronal/immune cell physiology.
• Isolate and run biochemical experiments on protein & RNA isolated from mouse tissues.
• Perform pharmacological manipulations in vivo.
• Prepare and write manuscripts for publication.

Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Learning Skills:
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Communication with faculty and staff within and outside the laboratory.
• Ability to work with others in a highly collaborative manner.
• Good problem-solving abilities.

Other Duties:
• Responsible for monitoring laboratory equipment and implementing safety procedures.
• Strong interest in basic and translational research.
• Supervision of research assistants.

For more information about the lab and our research, please visit:
Applicants should hold (or soon receive) a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related discipline. Experience with rodent behavioral testing is preferred but not required. Successful applicants should be highly self-motivated, have outstanding experimental skills, and be able to think independently but also work well in a team.

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.

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Job posting number:#7085501
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
United States
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