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Post-Doctoral Position to study mechanosensing and mechanotransduction in cancer cells, McGovern Medical School

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA

Title:  Postdoctoral Fellow
Location:  Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Houston, Texas
Salary: funded by NIH
Closing Date: Open until filled

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in Dr. Yong Zhou’s lab in the department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. We are interested in understanding critical roles of membrane biology and lipid metabolism in cancer. Our approach integrates quantitative super-resolution imaging, biophysical assays and molecular/cellular biology. We also work with an interdisciplinary team with expertise ranging from theoretical molecular dynamic simulations, molecular biology, drug discovery/screening and animal models.

Postdoctoral trainees will have full access to a state-of-the-art imaging facility, a Nikon Center of Excellence, one of 19 in the country.  Trainees will work closely with the PI to develop their independent research plans and career development plans. We emphasize all-around development of our trainees for future career in either academia or industry. Our department and our medical school offer extensive postdoctoral training programs, including grant writing courses and postdoctoral training certificate program.

Applicant profile:

  1. Hold a PhD in biochemistry, biophysics, bioengineering, molecular biology, cell biology, or related fields.
  2. Experience in cloning, molecular biology and tissue culture techniques.
  3. Experience in imaging methodologies.
  4. Strong communication and writing skills.
  5. Strong publication record.

To apply: please email the following materials to yong.zhou@uth.tmc.edu

  1. A cover letter explaining your previous research experience and why you feel our lab is a good fit for you.
  2. A detailed C.V.
  3. Names of contact information of three references.

UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer.  UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/F/Disabled Vet.


Post-Doctoral Position to study cancer cachexia, McGovern Medical School

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA

Title:  Postdoctoral Fellow
Location:  Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Salary: funded by NIH
Closing Date: Open until filled

A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in Dr. Yi-Ping Li’s lab, in the Dept. of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Prospective candidates will join a research team to study the molecular mechanism of cancer cachexia, a wasting syndrome characterized by progressive loss of muscle mass and function seen in half of all cancer patients, and a major cause of cancer-related death. NIH has issued several Provocative Questions in recent years soliciting research to address this understudied disorder. Utilizing cell and molecular biological approaches, Dr. Li’s team has made significant progress recently in uncovering the signaling mechanisms of cancer cachexia using cell culture and animal models (PMID: 21847090, PMID: 28928431, PMID: 30342032, and PMID: 30705122). The funded projects seek to extend the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of cancer cachexia that inflicts skeletal and cardiac muscles, as well as fat tissues, and to translate preclinical findings to clinical interventions of cancer cachexia.

Highly motivated individuals with recent Ph.D. and strong background in cell biology, molecular biology and muscle physiology are encouraged to apply. Salary is based on NIH scale. Interested individuals should send CV and cover letter to Dr. Yi-Ping Li, 6431 Fannin, University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX 77030; or send an e-mail to yi-ping.li@uth.tmc.edu.  For more information about the laboratory see https://med.uth.edu/ibp/faculty/yi-ping-li-phd/.

UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer.  UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/F/Disabled Vet.

 


Post-Doctoral Position in Mechanobiology, McGovern Medical School

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location:
Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Salary:
Commensurate with experience
Closing Date:
Open until filled

A postdoctoral fellow position is open in the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at the McGovern Medical School of the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth). We are looking for creative, driven postdoctoral researchers to conduct highly interdisciplinary research in the area of mechanobiology.

The Wenzel lab studies biomechanical force as a determinant of cellular fate and function. Our research group applies principles of signal transduction, stem cell biology, hematology, immunology, genetics, bioenergetics, biomaterials, and microfabrication to understand how biophysical cues in the microenvironment impact stem cell function and cancer cell behavior.

Potential projects include:
1) Force-based engineering of hematopoietic stem cell metabolism and fate
2) Modification of mechanosensitive signaling to prevent cancer metastasis

APPLICANT PROFILE
•Hold a Ph.D. in bioengineering, molecular genetics, cell biology, developmental biology, immunology, or a related discipline
•Experience with mammalian tissue culture techniques
•Experience with molecular biology and cloning
•Strong communication and writing skills, with a track record of research productivity
•Desirable but not required: experience with fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, and Seahorse

TO APPLY
Email the following materials to UTPostdoc@gmail.com:

  • Letter summarizing why our lab is a good fit for you
  • CV or NIH biosketch
  • Names and contacts for three references

Successful candidates will work at the center of the world’s largest network of academic and medical institutions performing biomedical research. Over 49 institutions are densely distributed across the Texas Medical Center, including UTHealth, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, Houston Methodist, University of Houston, Texas A&M, and Texas Children’s Hospital. Salary will follow NIH and university guidelines.

UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer.  UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/F/Disabled Vet.


Postdoctoral Position in Muscle Stem Cell Biology and Transcription, McGovern Medical School

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location:
Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Salary:
Commensurate with experience
Closing Date:
Open until filled

A postdoctoral position is available to study signal-dependent regulation of transcription in skeletal muscle stem cells using state-of-the art mouse genetic tools and imaging modalities as part of an NIH-funded project. The postdoctoral scholar will investigate signaling mechanisms that regulate transcriptional pathways that drive proliferation of skeletal muscle stem cells after injury. Approaches include experimental injury models in transgenic mice, advanced flow cytometry, transcriptomics and biochemical analysis of post-translational modifications. Motivated individuals with a Ph.D. in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics or a related field are invited to apply. Fellows will work with an interdisciplinary team with access to outstanding state-of-the-art facilities for mouse phenotyping, animal and cellular imaging, biochemistry and molecular biology, transcriptomics and mass spectrometry. See www.berdeauxlab.com for more details.

Postdoctoral trainees will work closely with the PI to create individual development plans and participate in training activities in the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. McGovern Medical School supports a robust Postdoctoral Training Certificate Program as well as Postdoctoral Association. Please email a cover letter detailing your research interests and career goals as well as your CV with names of three references to Rebecca Berdeaux, Ph.D., Rebecca.Berdeaux@uth.tmc.edu. Please send application materials by email with “CREB” in the subject line.

UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer.  UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/F/Disabled Vet.


Postdoctoral Position in Mitochondrial Biology and Metabolism, McGovern Medical School

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location:
Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Salary:
Commensurate with experience
Closing Date:
Open until filled

A postdoctoral position is available to study molecular mechanisms of metabolic regulation in skeletal muscle in type 2 diabetes using in vivo and ex vivo approaches as part of an NIH-funded project. The postdoctoral scholar will investigate molecular mechanisms that regulate skeletal muscle glucose utilization and mitochondrial biology in normal and obese states. Motivated individuals with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics or a related field are invited to apply. Fellows will work with an interdisciplinary team with access to outstanding state-of-the-art facilities for mouse phenotyping, animal and cellular imaging, biochemistry and molecular biology. See www.berdeauxlab.com for more details.

Postdoctoral trainees will work closely with the PI to create individual development plans and participate in training activities in the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. McGovern Medical School supports a robust Postdoctoral Training Certificate Program as well as Postdoctoral Association. Please email a cover letter detailing your research interests and career goals as well as your CV with names of three references to Rebecca Berdeaux, Ph.D., Rebecca.Berdeaux@uth.tmc.edu. Please send application materials by email with “mito” in the subject line.

UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer.  UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/F/Disabled Vet.


Post-Doctoral Position, McGovern Medical School

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Description
A position is available for a Postdoctoral Fellow to study cyclic AMP signaling as it relates to cardiac function. Investigations center on how localization of adenylyl cyclase to specific complexes via A-kinase anchoring proteins regulates downstream signal transduction and physiological processes. We employ multiple approaches in our research including biochemical, molecular, as well as sophisticated imaging techniques using FRET, FLIM, and calcium imaging. In addition, newer projects apply proximity-dependent biotin identification (BioID) to identify network interactomes within cardiomyocytes.

Applicants with a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent and a strong background in cell signaling, biochemistry, cell biology, pharmacology, BioID and network analysis and/or imaging are encouraged to apply. The candidate must be able to work independently, design experimental protocols, analyze data, write up protocols and manuscripts, and take the lead in the defining the direction of a given project. One should also have a good comprehension of the English language, the ability to work and collaborate with others, as well as a high motivation level.

Interested individuals should send their resume via mail to Dr. Carmen Dessauer, 6431 Fannin Street, McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX 77030; or via email. The full-time salary range is based on the 2015 NIH appropriate stipend level based on years of experience. For more information visit the laboratory website.

UTHealth is and EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V


Post-Doctoral Position, McGovern Medical School

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Description
A position is available for a Postdoctoral Fellow to study the functional roles and mechanisms of cAMP/Epac-mediated cell signaling in disease models related to inflammation, metabolic syndrome, or cardiovascular diseases using genetic and pharmacological approaches. The candidate must have extensive experience in cell signaling and molecular biology. Expertise with knockout mouse models and animal surgery is desirable. The candidate must be highly motivated and able to work independently and capable of designing experimental protocols, analyzing data, write up protocols and manuscripts, and lead out in the defining the direction of given investigations. The individual must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) and work experience in a laboratory setting.

Interested individuals should send their resume via mail to Dr. Xiaodong Cheng, 6431 Fannin Street, McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX 77030 or via email. Applicants should include a cover letter describing their background and research interest, CV, and the contact information for three references.

The fulltime salary range is based on the 2016 NIH appropriate stipend level based on years of experience.

UTHealth is and EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V


Post-Doctoral Position, McGovern Medical School

Cancer Genomics Postdoctoral Fellow

A Postdoc position is available immediately in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Chang at McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, in the field of cancer genomics. This position is part of a program to study triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) in the context of a clinical trial with MD Anderson Cancer Center, and is funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. The project will be to develop computational methods and pipelines to perform genomic analysis on TNBC samples, as well as to support experimental researchers as needed. The successful applicant will have experience in performing bioinformatic analysis of a range of data types (genome sequencing, RNA-seq, microarrays) to dissect the molecular determinants of the disease.

Qualifications
To join our group, we are looking for highly motivated individuals that have demonstrated scientific productivity, excellent communication skills, and the capacity to conduct independent research. We are interested in applicants with a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics, or comparable experience. Experience with next generation sequencing is highly desired. A background in cancer biology is a plus. Salary will follow NIH and university guidelines.

To Apply
Please send a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for three references via email to Dr. Jeffrey Chang.

UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V.


Post-Doctoral Position in Muscle Energy Metabolism, McGovern Medical School

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, McGovern Medical School
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Description
A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the newly established laboratory of Dr. Yang Liu in the Dept. of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Utilizing cell and molecular biological approaches and animal models, the Liu lab aims to understand the regulation of energy metabolism in skeletal and cardiac muscle during physical exercise as well as other pathophysiological conditions. Dr. Liu recently received the American Heart Association (AHA) Career Development Award and the University of Texas System Rising STARs Award to facilitate and promote research. For more information about Dr. Liu’s research see https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4428-3562.

APPPLICANT PROFILE

  • Ph.D. in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, or related discipline
  • Highly motivated and capable to conduct independent research
  • Strong communication and writing skills with a track record of research productivity
  • Experience with rodent animal models and tissue culture techniques highly desirable, but not required

TO APPLY
Email the following materials to yang.liu.2@uth.tmc.edu:

    • Cover letter with a brief statement of candidate’s research interest
    • CV or NIH biosketch
    • Names and contact info for three references

UTHealth is and EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V