Post-Doctoral Position in Mechanobiology, McGovern Medical School
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
•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
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, University of Texas 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.