Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Immunology and Nanomedicine: Houston, Texas, USA
A postdoctoral fellowship position in cancer immunology and nanomedicine is immediately available in the laboratory of Ashley M. Holder, MD, at the Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, Texas. Our lab is part of a multidisciplinary research organization focused on nanoparticle solutions to overcome biologic barriers and improve drug delivery to cancer to improve the lives of patients. We are a highly collegial group with collaborations within Houston, Texas, the USA and around the globe. Our department’s research can be explored at http://www.houstonmethodist.org/for-health-professionals/department-programs/nanomedicine/research/. We are specifically investigating the application of nanoparticles to treat cancers that originate or spread to the abdominal cavity through a surgical technique called cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC (macroscopic tumors in the lining of the abdominal wall are resected and then heated chemotherapy is infused into the abdomen to kill remaining microscopic disease).
Requirements: MD or PhD with minimum 3 years of postdoctoral fellowship experience
- Develops research methods and performs research activities.
- Performs technical laboratory research including small animal research/surgery, tissue culture, flow cytometry, and intravital microscopy.
- Participation in the development or the establishment of new laboratory procedures, including immunological assays, quantitative and qualitative analyses
- Trains in new techniques as they emerge, as appropriate.
- Documents research results and writes reports of results for presentation and/or publication in professional journals and other publications.
- Assists in maintaining the functionality and operations of the Principal Investigator’s laboratory.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in cell/tissue culture and small animal research/surgery. An ideal candidate will have either some background in the following techniques or willingness to train in new techniques as they emerge as appropriate, such as flow cytometry, CyTOF, and Fluorescence microscopy.
Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the country with a low cost of living and fantastic neighborhoods, schools, and activities from sports to culture to outdoor recreation.
Please send your CV, a letter of interest, and names/contact information for three references to:
Ashley M. Holder, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery in Nanomedicine
Houston Methodist Research Institute
6670 Bertner, R8-216
Houston, TX 77030