Postdoctoral Fellow (Nidhi Sahni laboratory)

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7143479

Posted: May 3, 2023

Salary / Pay Rate: 56,880

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in experimental cancer biology, CRISPR, and functional genetics/epigenetics starting immediately. Using state-of-the-art gene-editing and functional genomics/proteomics techniques, we seek to identify genetic and epigenetic biomarkers for human cancer precision medicine, synthetic lethal and resistance mechanisms underlying disease development, and signal transduction at the systems level.

The postdoctoral research will be performed in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment with world-class experts, advanced technologies, and facilities, providing unique and ideal career development opportunities for postdocs. Successful candidates will be supervised by Dr. Nidhi Sahni, a faculty member and recognized leader in cancer genetics and systems biology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Sahni has received numerous prestigious awards and strong funding support, including AACR NextGen Star, Sloan Scholar Award, CPRIT Scholar Award, NIH Outstanding Investigator Award (MIRA), DoD grant, Pinnacle Research Award, and Rising STARs Award, among others.

Recent representative publications include Cancer Cell (2020), 37: 371-86; Cell (2015), 161: 647-60; Nature Rev Genet (2017), 18: 395-410; Cancer Cell (2018), 33: 450-462; Cell (2015), 161: 661-73; Cell (2017), 168: 856-66; Nature Commun. (2018), 9: 1317. For more information, please visit

The trainee will learn how to execute and design high throughput screens using CRISPR-Cas9, reporter assays, single-cell technologies, and Perturb Seq assys combing CRISPR with sc-RNA/sc-ATAC. The trainee will participate in collaborative projects and present findings at a prestigious national/international conference.

Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in molecular biology, cancer biology, genetics/epigenetics, immunology, or relevant fields. We are interested in passionate and self-motivated candidates who ask fundamentally important questions and are bold in taking innovative approaches. Candidates should have previous expertise with tissue culture. Experience with high-throughput biology, CRISPR screens, and next-generation sequencing is a plus.

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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