Texas Medical Center hires two postdoctoral fellows

Scholarship:  Fully funded
Degree: PhD
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

The candidate will receive dedicated supervision from the PI, but is expected to become increasingly independent. In our laboratory, we value the career development of our trainees. The PI is committed to helping trainees compete for fellowships, high-impact publications, and academic awards. The lab has been productive since its inception (Noureen et al., Nat Commun, 2021; Yang et al., NAR, 2021; Noureen et al. elife, 2022; Wang et al. Nat Commun, 2022), and some of the trainees have gone on to faculty positions in the US.

Our laboratory is located at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI), University of Texas Health San Antonio. GCCRI is housed in a state-of-the-art 100,000 square foot building and is the largest freestanding pediatric cancer research facility in Texas, USA. The building houses the Genome Sequencing Facility, the siRNA/CRISPR Screening Facility, the Bioinformatics Core, and 17 research laboratories. These labs work on different aspects of childhood cancer and are highly synergistic. This synergy leads to rich collaborations and an intellectually stimulating academic environment.

Salary standard follows NIH guidelines and is commensurate with the candidate’s experience. We offer full retirement benefits and excellent UT System health insurance.

UT Health San Antonio is one of 14 institutions that make up The University of Texas System and is the largest university health science center in South Texas. Formerly known as the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, the UT Health Cancer Center is one of only four National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in Texas. Greehey CCRI is dedicated to developing more effective and less toxic therapies for children with cancer.

Located on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, San Antonio is the nation’s seventh largest city and offers a rich, multicultural community with a thriving life sciences industry.

All postdoctoral appointments are classified as security-sensitive positions. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

 Available Subjects:

  • Single cell and spatial transcriptomics effort.

Eligibility criteria:

  • The candidate is expected to have received training in bioinformatics and computational biology, proficient use of existing tools for sequencing data processing, proficient use of a programing language and the Linux server environment, and a first-author publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
  • Training and experience in cancer biology or in single cell/spatial transcriptomics are welcome but not required. 
  • Responsibilities of the fellow include data analysis, algorithm design, report, and manuscript preparation. 

Application Procedure:

Interested candidates should send the following documents to Dr. Siyuan Zheng ([email protected])