Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Postdoc Position on Epigenetic Regulation in Normal and Malignant Hematopoiesis

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Position Description

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the research laboratory of Dr. Mingjiang Xu ( ) at the Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. The focus of the lab is investigating roles of TET2 mutations and lncRNA dysregulation in myeloid malignancies.  The successful candidate will perform highly interdisciplinary and collaborative scientific research to define the epigenetic and molecular mechanisms by which TET2 mutations or deregulation of oncogenic lncRNAs lead to myeloid malignancies using both animal models and primary human samples. 

Position Requirements

These positions require a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in biochemistry, molecular/cell biology, cancer biology, or closely related biological sciences. Any prior experience in hematopoiesis and RNA biology, mouse models, and bioinformatics analyses will be greatly valued and encouraged to apply. The ideal applicant is a goal oriented, pro-active and hard-working individual with excellent organizational skills who is passionate about making a difference in cancer research. 

San Antonio is one of the fastest growing cities. The UT Health San Antonio is the largest university of health science in South Texas and one of four medical schools in the UT System. The affiliated Mays Cancer Center is one of the NCI-designated national cancer centers in the state of Texas. A competitive salary and benefits package will be provided.

How to Apply

To apply:
Please send the application package to Dr. Mingjiang Xu ( 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, and contact information of three references. You are also welcome to send any inquiries or questions you might have. 

Contact information:

Dr. Mingjiang Xu
Department of Molecular Medicine 
The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 8257
San Antonio, TX, 78229-3900

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