POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW (Immunology & Microbiology)
Number of Vacancies:
School of Medicine / MDOISU Cancer
Scope of Job:
Trainee position to pursue research as a vital component of their
educational mission and professional career development. Works
under minimal supervision with some latitude in the use of
initiative and independent judgment in research and/or teaching.
Performs teaching and/or research work as required within the
classroom and/or project assigned.
Description of Duties:
The following is a listing of typical duties that may be applicable
to the position:
Developing, testing, and analyzing research projects based on
application expertise and interest; Aiding in the development of a
survey instrument, testing the instrument and disseminating the
instrument; Writing narrative summaries of the research results,
and related tasks under the supervision of the faculty member
assigned; Conducting background research; Developing and
implementing an evaluation plan and preparing progress reports as
needed; Studying, testing, and maintaining accurate data identified
as relevant and/or best practice systems from research results
obtained through national studies; Designing and implementing
training activities as required; Teaching one course per year in
conjunction with faculty member, if assigned; Publishing in
peer-reviewed publications related to the focus of the research
activities assigned; and performing other job-related duties as
assigned. One funded Post-doctoral positions are available to study
lncRNA in cancer progression, metastasis and drug resistance
• Use cutting-edge technologies (novel in vivo imaging
technologies, ddPCR, live cell imaging, proteomics) as platforms of
• Create and refine new tools using non-traditional models of
cancer to understand resistance to the development of cancer.
• Work within a multidisciplinary team on projects highly relevant
to human disease.
• Extensive opportunities to learn new techniques including the 3D
models of cancer and identification and assessment of novel
• Design and execute experiments; analyze and interpret data.
• Regularly present findings to the lab and to the UTRGV
• Write manuscripts, postdoctoral fellowships and assist with other
General direction from the assigned supervisor.
Doctoral degree from an accredited University (based on funding
restrictions degree may need to have been conferred within a set
period of time previous to assuming position).
Two years’ experience in collecting, compiling, and analyzing
research data or related laboratory work. PhD in Biology,
Chemistry, Biochemistry, related field.
• Experience with molecular biology and cell base techniques are
• Experience with mouse models of cancer is desirable.
Use of personal computer and proficiency in software and research
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Standard office environment. Work independently and
collaboratively. Work independently and with emphasis to develop
This is a trainee position subject to a specific time as agreed to
• Has an excellent communication skill and the ability to work
collaboratively within a team.
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
Grant Funded Position:
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