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Postdoctoral Fellow - Cancer/Immunobiology/Drug Development
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Location:
Houston Methodist Research Institute
6670 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030

Category: Non-Clinical Research

Job Type: Full-Time

Posted Date: July 9, 2019

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F


Job Summary

Performs basic research duties under the supervision/direction of a Physician (Principal Investigator). The future post-doctoral fellow will be involved in one of the two major projects: (1) overcoming sequential biological barriers to enhance cancer drug potency (Nature Biotechnology 2015, 33: 941-951; Nature Biotechnology 2016, 34: 414-418), and (2) understanding molecular mechanism of anti-tumor immunity from particulate cancer vaccines (Cell Reports 2015, 11: 957-966). Detailed research description can be found at http://www.houstonmethodist.org/faculty/haifa-shen.

 

PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED

Not applicable

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops research methods and performs research activities.  (EF)
  • Documents research results and writes reports of results for presentation and/or publication in professional journals and other publications.  (EF)
  • Assists in maintaining the functionality and operations of the Principal Investigator’s laboratory.  (EF)
  • Demonstrates the components of the I CARE values.  (EF)
  • Follows all safety rules while on the job.  Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards.  Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace.  (EF)
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator.

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

M.D. or Ph.D required

A letter from the academic institution certifying that all student work is complete will be considered for Postdoctoral Fellow 0 only.

 

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.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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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.

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