Postdoctoral positions are available at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Scholarship:  Fully funded
Degree:  Ph.D
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines:  From now until they are filled

Scholarship Description:

The successful appointee(s) will be working under the supervision and mentorship of Yuan Pan, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Symptom Research. We are a well-funded young lab looking for one or more highly motivated individuals with a strong interest in neuroscience and/or cancer biology. Our team studies the neuron-cancer and neuron-glia interactions in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a cancer predisposition syndrome. We use state-of-art neuromodulatory techniques, preclinical mouse models, primary cell culture, and molecular biology approaches to achieve these goals.

The postdoctoral fellow(s) will gain an understanding of neuronal regulation of nervous system cancer and glia-mediated neurological deficits. They will learn skillsets in neuroscience, cancer biology, cell biology, and molecular biology. Dr. Pan will guide the postdoctoral fellow(s) in study design, data analysis, interpretation, presentation, manuscript writing, and grant application.

Available Subjects:

Neuroscience, cancer biology, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, or related fields

Eligibility criteria:

Prior experience in mouse handling/surgeries and neuroscience approaches is highly desired. Experience in the following skillsets is preferred but not all required: tissue processing, cell culture, gene expression manipulation, microscopy, immunohistochemistry, qPCR, FACS, MACS, RNAseq. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to be highly motivated, dedicated, organized, and have excellent technical skills, communication skills, and a strong work ethic.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please submit applications at