Postdoctoral Fellows

Posted Date: 
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Department: 
Molecular Medicine
Position Description: 

Postdoc Positions Focusing on Epigenetics and Translational Cancer Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), San Antonio, TX

1-2 postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Kexin Xu in the Department of Molecular Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), located in San Antonio, Texas.

Selected candidates will perform highly interdisciplinary and collaborative scientific research in one or more of the following areas:

(1) Explore the roles of epigenetic programs in normal growth and disease formation; (2) Decipher the changes in the epigenetic machineries upon developmental or pathological stimuli; (3) Identify diagnostic/prognostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets for multiple human cancer types; (4) Develop chemical probes and therapeutics for pre-clinical studies and potential clinical applications. Please check the lab website at: http://molecularmedicine.uthscsa.edu/FAC_Research.aspx?facID=180.

The research program will help the trainees to build up strong expertise and training record in bioinformatics, multi-omics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, epigenomics and metabolomics) approaches, animal models and high-throughput screening, and etc.

The UTHSCSA is the largest university of health science in South Texas and one of four medical schools in the UT System. The affiliated Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) is one of the NCI-designated national cancer centers in the state of Texas.

Position Requirements: 

The applicant should have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in molecular/cellular biology, cancer biology, or closely related biological sciences. Prior experience in next-generation sequencing techniques and animal models is not necessary, but a strong plus.

How to Apply: 

Please send the application package in one single pdf file including a cover letter briefly describing your previous experience and your future research interest/plan, curriculum vitae with list of publications, reprints of up to three representative papers and contact information of at least three references to Dr. Kexin Xu at kxuthscsa@gmail.com.

This position will not have faculty title.

Contact Name: 
Dr. Kexin Xu
Contact Email: 
Deadline to Apply: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Job Number: 
119

All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.