The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Experimental Cancer Biology, Genetics and Epigenetics

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Texas, United States

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Science Park invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in experimental cancer biology, genetics and epigenetics starting immediately. Using state-of-the-art gene-editing and functional genomics/proteomics techniques, we seek to identify genetic and epigenetic biomarkers for human disease precision medicine, synthetic lethal and resistance mechanisms underlying disease development and signal transduction at the systems level. The postdoctoral research will be performed in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment with world-class experts and advanced technologies and facilities, which provide unique and ideal career development opportunities for postdocs. Successful candidates will be supervised by Dr. Nidhi Sahni, a faculty member and recognized leader in molecular genetics and network biology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Sahni has received numerous prestigious awards and strong funding support, including Sloan Scholar Award, CPRIT Scholar Award, DoD grant, Pinnacle Research Award, Rising STARs Award, among others. Recent representative publications include Cell (2015), 161: 647-60; Nature Rev Genet (2017), 18: 395-410; Cell (2015), 161: 661-73; Cell (2017), 168: 856-66; Cancer Cell (2018), 33: 450-462; Nature Commun. (2018), 9: 1317. For more information, please visit

MD Anderson is ranked No. 1 cancer center in the world and has the most awarded research grants from National Cancer Institute. MD Anderson Science Park is located in Smithville, TX near Austin, the capital of the State of Texas, and offers excellent cancer research programs and state-of-the-art sequencing and other core facilities. M.D. Anderson also offers outstanding benefits. 


Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in molecular biology, cancer biology, genetics/epigenetics, immunology, or relevant fields. We are interested in passionate and self-motivated candidates who ask fundamentally important questions and are bold in taking innovative approaches. Candidates should have previous expertise with tissue culture. Experience with high-throughput biology, CRISPR screens and next-generation sequencing preparation is a plus.

Application process:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing your past research experience, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Nidhi Sahni ( with the subject line “Postdoc Application in Experimental Cancer Biology, Genetics and Epigenetics”.

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Experimental Cancer Biology, Genetics and Epigenetics