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Postdoctoral Fellow - Neurosurgery

Job Ref: 25379

Talent Area: Research - Technical

Location:
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Neurosurg-Baskin

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift

DAY


Work Week: M - F


Company Profile

Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments.  The research institute was created to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors, and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease.  A 540,000 square foot building dedicated to research, the research institute houses over 1,500 staff and trainees, 277 principal investigators and has more than 840 ongoing clinical trials.


Job Summary

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Yun laboratory at the Houston Methodist Research Institute.  Houston Methodist is an academic medical center that is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University. Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments.  The research institute provides the infrastructure and support for translational research in a highly dynamic environment. It houses the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human health, including cancer, nanomedicine, regenerative medicine, neurosciences, Immunotherapy, and cardiovascular medicine.

 

Dr. Kyuson Yun 's laboratory studies brain cancer stem cells using genetically engineered mouse models, patient derived xenografts (PDX), and fresh patient samples.  The long-term goal of the lab is to develop new cancer therapies and diagnostic tools, through fundamental discoveries and technology development.   Our ongoing projects include: 1) elucidating molecular mechanisms of therapy resistance in brain cancer stem cells, 2) development of a new small molecule inhibitor to target cancer stem cells, 3) validation of a new experimental platform for drug screening, 4) generation of new mouse models of GBMs and medulloblastomas. 

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to:

  • Perform  basic and translational research under the supervision/direction of Dr. Yun

  • Execute funded projects with minimal supervision

  • Perform various experiments in cell culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology

  • Maintain his/her research mouse colony

  • Perform surgical manipulations and drug dosing in mice

  • Maintain meticulous and detailed notes and regularly update databases

  • Prepare manuscripts (figures and drafts)

  • Supervise junior members of the laboratory

     

Candidates with strong background in cancer, stem cell biology, brain tumor modeling, and/or pharmacology, demonstrated by published track record, are strongly encouraged to apply.  We seek team members who share our passion for research and sense of curiosity and urgency.  Strong understanding of mammalian genetics and cell biology is highly desired and extensive experience in routine molecular biology and biochemistry techniques are required.  Successful candidates must have outstanding communication and organizational skills, enjoy working independently while helping others, and thrive in a fast-paced team environment. Strong work ethics and keen sense of responsibility, adventure, and humor are also required. 

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of reference.

 

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

M.D. or Ph.D required

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Experience requirements will vary depending on the field of research.

Postdoctoral Fellow 0– no Postdoc experience required

Postdoctoral Fellow 1– one year of Postdoc experience

Postdoctoral Fellow 2 – two years of experience

Postdoctoral Fellow 3 – three years of postdoc experience

Postdoctoral Fellow 4 – four years of postdoc experience

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

Not applicable

 

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Experience in biomedical research required.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Research laboratory environment.

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Research laboratory environment


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