Postdoctoral Fellow - Leukemia (Dr. Simona Colla)

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7088871

Posted: November 11, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A postdoctoral position in Hematopoiesis/Leukemogenesis is available in the laboratory of Dr. Simona Colla in the Department of Leukemia at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Our focus is on defining the role of telomere dysfunction in the pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndromes and aging-related diseases. Our experimental systems include both genetic mouse models and primary leukemia stem and progenitor cells from MDS patients.

Responsibilities include the following:
Conducting and managing day-to-day experiments related to the development and progression of MDS; providing the principal investigator with daily updates regarding laboratory and analytical progress; reporting challenges promptly; researching and staying up to date on cutting edge research technology and peer-reviewed literature related to the subject matter; communicating with collaborators and colleagues at MD Anderson and elsewhere; supervising and mentoring graduate students and laboratory technicians; writing and submitting grants and publications; presenting data at internal and external meetings, seminars, and conferences; assisting the lab manager with daily laboratory operations; assuring laboratory compliance with institutional, local, state, and national rules and regulations; and other duties as assigned.

Individuals with a Ph.D. degree in the related research field, who are highly motivated and self-directed, are encouraged to apply good communication and problem-solving skills.

Learning Objectives:
Under the supervision of the principal investigator, the individual will conduct research aimed at therapeutically targeting leukemia cells using cell culture, signal processing, molecular biology, biochemistry, and high-throughput drug discovery-related techniques. The individual will collaborate with other established principal investigators as well.

Eligibility Requirements:
Individuals with a Ph.D. degree in the related research field, highly motivated and self-directed with good communication and problem-solving skills, are encouraged to apply.
•A strong background in hematology/immunology
•Extensive molecular biology, flow cytometry, and immunofluorescence experience is required
•Experience with hematopoietic stem cells and animal models is essential.
• Ph.D. publication with IF in journal with impact factor greater than 10.
•Program Dates: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Weekends when needed.

Mentor Matching:
This position reports to Simona Colla, Ph.D. View Dr. Colla's research profile.

Stipend support will follow the NIH NRSA level for the appropriate PGY.

Additional Application Information:
Please submit curriculum vitae to Pamela Lockyer, lab manager for Dr. Simona Colla, at pplockyer@mdanderson.org.

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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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