Postdoctoral Fellow position (Jennifer McQuade, MD)-Melanoma Medical Oncology
- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Location: Houston, TX
- Job Number: 7075411
- Posting Date: Feb 23, 2021
Job DescriptionA postdoctoral fellowship position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Jennifer McQuade, a Physician-Scientist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The focus of our lab is dissecting the role of modifiable host factors (including diet, the microbiome, obesity, and stress) on melanoma biology and anti-tumor immunity. Our goal is to develop patient-relevant novel treatment strategies to improve outcomes with immune and targeted therapy.
This position will include focused studies on the role of diet on melanoma biology, immune response, metabolism, and the microbiome. These preclinical studies (both in vivo and in vitro) will be in parallel to controlled feeding studies being conducted in humans by the McQuade lab with intensive translational components and the candidate will have opportunity to work on these correlative studies as well. Unique resources include metabolic phenotyping systems (metabolic mouse cage systems and Seahorse), one of the largest repositories of annotated melanoma biospecimens in the world, and resources such as patient-derived tumor cell lines with matched autologous tumor infiltrating lymphocytes.
The candidate should have a doctorate degree and a strong background in one of more of the following: molecular biology, immunology, nutritional biochemistry, metabolism, cancer biology, and/or microbiome and experience with mouse models. Candidates should be enthusiastic about collaborative and interdisciplinary research, be eager to learn new skills and areas, self-motivated, independent, detail-oriented and a problem solver.
The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer McQuade and have the opportunity for co-mentorship Drs. Jennifer Wargo/Carrie Daniel-MacDougall (microbiome), Dr. Michael Davies (Molecular Biology), and/or Dr. Cassian Yee (Immunology).
Additional Application Information:
Interested applicants should send a Cover Letter specifying past research experience/skills/accomplishments, a Curriculum Vitae and the contact information of three (3) Referees to Dr. McQuade (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line entitled “Postdoctoral Fellow - Application – Applicant’s Name” to email@example.com
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