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University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 21, 2023

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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW (Immunology & Microbiology)

Posting Number: SRGV7028
Number of Vacancies: 2
Location: McAllen, Texas
Department: School of Medicine / MDOISU Cancer Research
FLSA: Exempt

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 discovery.
• 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 therapeutic approaches.
• Design and execute experiments; analyze and interpret data.
• Regularly present findings to the lab and to the UTRGV community.
• Write manuscripts, postdoctoral fellowships and assist with other funding applications.

Supervision Received:
General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:

Required Education:
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).

Preferred Education:


Required Experience:

Preferred Experience:
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 highly desirable.
• Experience with mouse models of cancer is desirable.

Use of personal computer and proficiency in software and research statistical applications.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Standard office environment. Work independently and collaboratively. Work independently and with emphasis to develop independent projects.

This is a trainee position subject to a specific time as agreed to by stakeholders.
• Has an excellent communication skill and the ability to work collaboratively within a team.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 09/05/2023
Grant Funded Position: Yes
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date: 02/28/2026

EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

To apply, visit jeid-4c11d224e0e3c34b9f2d314226f5fef6

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