Postdoctoral Training Opportunities

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Advanced Imaging Research Center Hematology Oncology, Internal Medicine Pathology
Biochemistry Human Growth and Development, Eugene McDermott Center
Pediatrics
Biophysics Hypertension, Internal Medicine Pharmacology
Cancer, Simmons Cancer Center Immunology Physiology
Cardiology, Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine
Plastic Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery Microbiology Psychiatry
Cell Biology Mineral Metabolism, Internal Medicine Pulmonary, Internal Medicine
Center for Human Nutrition Molecular Biology
Radiation Oncology
Children's Research Institute at UT Southwestern Molecular Genetics
Radiology
Clinical Sciences
Nephrology, Internal Medicine Surgery
Dermatology Neurology Systems Biology, Cecil H. and Ida Green Center
Developmental Biology Neuroscience Therapeutic Oncology Research, Hamon Center
Digestive and Liver Diseases, Internal Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology Urology
Endocrinology Ophthalmology
Genetics of Host Defense Center
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Advanced Imaging Research Center

Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma (327)

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Matthew Merritt, Ph.D., in the Advanced Imaging Research Center of UT Southwestern Medical Center to study the effects of a novel treatment on the progression of non-small cell lung carcinoma. Our laboratory has several exciting projects related to physical, biological and medical sciences.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. Projects will utilize NMR and/or MRI if necessary, and candidates with additional experience in intermediary metabolism considered are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals is recommended.

Interested individuals should send a CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references to:
Matthew Merritt, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9185
matthew.merritt@utsouthwestern.edu

Glucose and Lipid Metabolism (318)

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Eric Berglund, Ph.D., in the Advanced Imaging Research Center of UT Southwestern Medical Center to study glucose and lipid metabolism as well as energy balance using molecular and flux approaches. Our laboratory has several exciting projects related to physical, biological and medical sciences.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. Projects will utilize mice and include genotyping, metabolic studies; surgery; and analyses using radioactivity, LC-MS/MS, GC-MS, and NMR. Experience in these skills, particularly surgery, is recommended. Prior experience writing and publishing in peer-reviewed journals is also recommended. Interested individuals should send a CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references to:

Eric Berglund, Ph.D.
Advanced Imaging Research Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9185
eric.berglund@utsouthwestern.edu

Intermediary Metabolism of Liver (316)

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Shawn Burgess, Ph.D., in the Advanced Imaging Research Center of UT Southwestern Medical Center to study the regulation of carbohydrate, lipid, and energy metabolism in liver using molecular and flux approaches. Our laboratory has several exciting projects related to physical, biological, and medical sciences.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. Projects will utilize mouse phenotyping, molecular approaches, integrated physiology/metabolism, tracer methodologies, targeted metabolomics, LC-MS/MS, GC-MS, and NMR. Experience in some, but not necessarily all, of these areas is recommended. Experience leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals is recommended.

Interested individuals should send a CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references to:

Shawn Burgess, Ph.D.
Advanced Imaging Research Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd. 
Dallas, TX 75390-9185
shawn.burgess@utsouthwestern.edu

Biochemistry, Department of

Mass Spectrometry and Protemics (325)

A postdoctoral position is available in Mirzaei lab in the department of Biochemistry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. This position is made available by funding from Welch foundation. This position is for one year, and reappointment beyond the first year of employment is contingent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on developing technology for identification of protein targets of small molecule drug candidates. The position will involve tissue culture, advanced HPLC, mass spectrometry utilizing the proteomics core facility at UT Southwestern led by Dr. Mirzaei, and bioinformatics. The mass spectrometry center at UTSW employs some of the most advanced instruments including QExactive plus, Orbitrap Elite, Quantiva and 6500 Qtrap which will be available to the postdoctoral trainee.

Applicants must have a PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, or related closely field. Proven track record of successful research and publication is required. Experience in HPLC,

Applications should be submitted online and must include a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, and statement of research interests. Three letters of reference should also be emailed directly to Prof. Mirzaei at hamid.mirzaei@utsouthwestern.edu.

Cancer biomarker, Targeted proteomics (326)

A postdoctoral position is available in the Mirzaei Lab in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. This position is made available by funding from Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas. This position is for one year, and reappointment beyond the first year of employment is contingent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

The successful applicant will work closely with members of Mirzaei lab, the proteomics core facility at UT Southwestern, and cancer center members pursuing high priority cancer targets. Thus, a dynamic, transdisciplinary and collaborative perspective will be highly valued. The mass spectrometry center at UTSW employs some of the most advanced instruments including QExactive plus, Orbitrap Elite, Quantiva and 6500 Qtrap which will be available to the postdoctoral trainee. This recruitment is for a project that is focused on developing SRM based biomarker assays in cancer. The position will involve tissue handling and processing, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics.

Applicants must have a PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, or related closely field. Proven track record of successful research and publication is required. Experience in HPLC, mass spectrometry, molecular biology, and biochemistry is highly valued.

Applications should be submitted online and must include a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, and statement of research interests. Three letters of reference should also be emailed directly to Prof. Mirzaei at hamid.mirzaei@utsouthwestern.edu.

Cancer, Simmons Cancer Center

Bioinformatics, Genomics and Personalized Medicine in Kidney Cancer (307)

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated scholar to work in the area of genomics and personalized medicine in kidney cancer. The project is focused on integrating high-throughput data from next-generation sequencing, gene expression, and other genetic and epigenetic analyses using clinical samples and pre-clinical models. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of a team made up of researchers, physicians, and clinical geneticists that cares for patients with kidney cancer and will be involved in the evaluation of personalized patient cancer genomes. The ultimate goal is to leverage understanding of the molecular genetics and biology of kidney cancer to improve patient treatments. For more information about the research program, please visit the Brugarolas lab website.

Qualifications
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in statistical genetics, bioinformatics, computer science, or a related field. The candidate should also have programming experience using Python, Perl, Java, or C/C++ and be familiar with tools such as R/Bioconductor or Matlab. A track record of productivity is essential. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a translational research program spanning from the molecular genetics to the clinic. 

Interested candidates should send a CV, statement of research interests, and the names of three references to:
James Brugarolas, M.D., Ph.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9133
james.brugarolas@utsouthwestern.edu

Chromatin Transcriptional Regulation (306)

A postdoctoral position is available to study mechanisms of chromatin-dependent transcription and posttranslational modification of transcription factors, cofactors and the general transcription machinery. In vitro-reconstituted chromatin transcription systems are frequently used in the lab to identify factors and pathways leading to gene activation and repression. Current focuses include transcription mechanisms and chromatin dynamics regulated by p53, AP-1, HPV-encoded E2 and E6 proteins, and Brd4 BET family proteins.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. and a strong background in transcription, chromatin, protein biochemistry; molecular biology is preferred.

Please forward your CV and names of three references to:
Cheng-Ming Chiang, Ph.D.
Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-8807
Phone: 214-645-6128
Fax: 214-645-6347
cheng-ming.chiang@utsouthwestern.edu

Molecular Mechanisms and Translational Research in Kidney Cancer (278)

A postdoctoral research scholar position is available in the Brugarolas lab for a highly motivated scholar to study signaling mechanisms in renal cancer. 

Qualifications
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree and have a track record of productivity with publications in well-established journals. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a translational research program spanning from the molecular genetics to the clinic.

Interested candidates should send a CV, statement of research interests and the names of three references to:
James Brugarolas, M.D., Ph.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9133
james.brugarolas@utsouthwestern.edu

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Cardiology, Internal Medicine

Chemical Biology of Stem/Progenitor Cells for Heart Repair (305)

NIH/NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC) and CPRIT-funded postdoc positions are immediately available to study the chemical biology of heart repair and regeneration in the context of ischemic, microbial (Chagas disease), or cancer chemotherapy related heart injury, in the Schneider Lab in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

We are seeking passionate, energetic, and academically driven postdoc candidates who will dynamically and synergistically interact with other team members at UT Southwestern and across the Consortium nationwide. The major focus of this position will be optimizing human and baboon (and other nonhuman primate) iPSC cardiomyocyte functional differentiation using synthetic small-molecules, and deployment of these cells in heart repair in large animal models. Additional studies will involve a seaweed-derived biopolymer (alginate) approaches to heart repair. Applicants with a mechanistic focus and strong interest in stem/progenitor cell biology and regenerative medicine are highly desired. This position includes many unique educational opportunities through the PCBC.

Skills/Experience Required:

  • One year of postdoctoral experience required – Pharmacology, molecular biology, biochemistry, stem/progenitor cell biology experience are highly desired. Writing aptitude or willingness to learn preferred.
  • Degree Required: M.D. and/or Ph.D.
  • Document Required: CV

Contact:
Jay Schneider, M.D., Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390
jay.schneider@utsouthwestern.edu

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Cell Biology

Primary Cilia and Cellular Signaling Pathways (#311)

The focus of the current research in our laboratory is to understand mechanisms of cellular signaling at the level of the primary cilia, and its relevance to human health and disease. The first cellular organelle to be described in biology, the primary cilium was long mistaken as a vestigial appendage. The primary cilia are now considered as vital sensory organelles for detection and transmission of a broad range of chemical and mechanical signals in most cells. Signaling mediated by the primary cilia plays fundamental roles in cellular differentiation, polarity, and cell cycle control. We utilize a variety of biochemical, cell biological, and reverse genetic approaches to understanding signaling mediated by cilia, and dissecting their role during cell cycle control and carcinogenesis. A detailed description of current lab projects can be found at the Mukhopadhyay Lab

One postdoctoral position is available in our laboratory to study multiple aspects of ciliary signaling. Candidates must have a recent Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D., with less than three years of prior postdoctoral experience, and a demonstrated research record with at least one first author publication. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in cell and molecular biology, protein biochemistry, or mouse genetics. Please email saikat.mukhopadhyay@utsouthwestern.edu a copy of your current curriculum vitae, contact information for references, and a cover letter highlighting your prospective research plan.

Dermatology, Department of

Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Tumorigenesis (314)

A postdoctoral research scholar position is immediately available in the laboratory of Lu Q. Le, M.D., Ph.D., in the Department of Dermatology and Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

This postdoctoral position is for highly motivated individuals interested in Cancer Biology and Stem Cell Biology to investigate early, initiating genetic and mircroenvironmental events that regulate tumorigenesis. Our research focuses on the identification of the cell origin and on elucidating the roles of microenvironment in tumor development.

We dissect the cellular and molecular mechanisms of carcinogensis from a developmental perspective using Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1), a common tumor predisposition human genetic disorder, as a model. The laboratory is a collaborative effort between the Department of Dermatology and the Cancer Center, offering an extraordinarily rich environment that encompasses both basic and translational research. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or M.D. degree and should possess good communication skills.
Interested candidates should send an updated CV, with names and contact information for three professional references, to:

Lu Q. Le, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Dermatology
Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9069
lu.le@utsouthwestern.edu

Developmental Biology

Bioinformatics, Genomics and Personalized Medicine in Kidney Cancer (307)

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated scholar to work in the area of genomics and personalized medicine in kidney cancer. The project is focused on integrating high-throughput data from next-generation sequencing, gene expression, and other genetic and epigenetic analyses using clinical samples and pre-clinical models. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of a team made up of researchers, physicians, and clinical geneticists that cares for patients with kidney cancer and will be involved in the evaluation of personalized patient cancer genomes. The ultimate goal is to leverage understanding of the molecular genetics and biology of kidney cancer to improve patient treatments. For more information about the research program, please see the Brugarolas Lab

Qualifications
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in statistical genetics, bioinformatics, computer science, or a related field. The candidate should also have programming experience using Python, Perl, Java, or C/C++ and be familiar with tools such as R/Bioconductor or Matlab. A track record of productivity is essential. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a translational research program spanning from the molecular genetics to the clinic. 

Interested candidates should send a CV, statement of research interests, and the names of three references to:
James Brugarolas, M.D., Ph.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9133
james.brugarolas@utsouthwestern.edu

Molecular Mechanisms and Translational Research in Kidney Cancer (278)

A postdoctoral research scholar position is available in the Brugarolas lab for a highly motivated scholar to study signaling mechanisms in renal cancer. 

Qualifications
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree and have a track record of productivity with publications in well-established journals. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a translational research program spanning from the molecular genetics to the clinic.

Interested candidates should send a CV, statement of research interests, and the names of three references to:
James Brugarolas, M.D., Ph.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9133
james.brugarolas@utsouthwestern.edu

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Immunology, Department of

Fluorescence Microscopy for the Development of Cancer Therapeutics (312)

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Drs. E. Sally Ward and Raimund J. Ober in the Department of Immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. These positions are supported by funds from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (www.cprit.state.tx.us) and NIH. Postdoctoral appointees will work on projects involving the development and use of advanced fluorescence microscopy approaches to understand the subcellular trafficking of cancer therapeutics that target growth factor receptors and exposed phosphatidylserine (PS).

These projects have direct relevance to the rapidly expanding use of antibodies in the biopharma industry.

For more information on the research carried out in the laboratory see their website.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in any biological area, (bio)engineering, biotechnology, chemistry or physics. Relevant experience is desirable but is not essential.

Highly motivated, interested candidates should send CV and names/addresses of at least three references to:

E. Sally Ward, Ph.D.
wardlab@utsouthwestern.edu
www.wardoberlab.com

Antibody Engineering for the Development of Cancer Therapeutics (312)

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Drs. E. Sally Ward and Raimund J. Ober in the Department of Immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. These positions are supported by recently acquired funds from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Postdoctoral appointees will work on projects involving the use of antibody engineering approaches to develop therapeutics for cancer that target growth factor receptors and exposed phosphatidylserine (PS). These studies will use a combination of advanced fluorescence microscopy, and in vitro and in vivo studies in mice, to analyze therapeutic efficacy.

These projects have direct relevance to the rapidly expanding use of antibodies in the biopharma industry.

For more information on the research carried out in the laboratory see their website.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in any biological area, (bio)engineering, biotechnology, chemistry, or physics. Relevant experience is desirable but is not essential. Highly motivated, interested candidates should send CV and names/addresses of at least three references to:

E. Sally Ward, Ph.D.
wardlab@utsouthwestern.edu
Ward Lab

Microbiology, Department of 

Post-transcriptional gene regulation and cancer metabolism (322)

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Nicholas Conrad, Ph.D., in the department of Microbiology to study co-transcriptional gene regulation at the interface between pre-mRNA splicing, RNA decay and polyadenylation. The project focuses on specific genes important for metabolic pathways implicated in cancer progression.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree. The project will involve RNA and cell biology techniques including northern blotting, ChIP, RT-qPCR, FISH and CRISPR recombineering. Experience with these techniques and a track record of peer-reviewed publication in gene regulation, cell metabolism, or tumor biology is highly recommended. Experience with bioinformatics is ideal, but not required.
Interested individuals should send a CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references to:

Nicholas K. Conrad, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9048
Nicholas.conrad@utsouthwestern.edu
Conrad Lab

Molecular Biology, Department of

Neural Regeneration Post Spinal Cord or Brain Injuries (323)

One fully funded postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Chun-Li Zhang, Ph.D., at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The research focus of this position is to examine neural stem cells, cellular plasticity, induced neurogenesis, and regeneration after traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries. The ideal candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, be self-motivated, have a solid publication record, and evidence of excellent skills in molecular, cellular, or electrophysiological neuroscience. Applicants should submit a CV and contact information of three references to:

Chun-Li Zhang, Ph.D.
W. W. Caruth, Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research
UT Southwestern Medical Center
6000 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9148
chun-li.zhang@utsouthwestern.edu

Nephrology, Department of

Cellular mechanisms in Kidney Development and Disease (321)

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Denise Marciano, M.D., Ph.D., at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The overarching goal of the lab is to elucidate the mechanisms by which cells organize and differentiate to form tubules and glomeruli during kidney development, and to understand the pathogenic mechanisms that occur in kidney disease.

We are seeking a hard working individual with less than three years postdoctoral experience, and a strong publication record, and they must have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree. Applicants with experience in mouse genetics and molecular/cell biology are desired, but animal experience is not required. Please send via email a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references, to:

Denise K. Marciano, M.D., Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd. 
Dallas, TX 75390-8856
denise.marciano@utsouthwestern.edu

Neurology, Department of 

Cell Signaling and Cancer (320)

A postdoctoral training position is available to study signal transduction in cancer at the Department of Neurology, UT Southwestern Medical Center. Our laboratory focuses on the following major areas of research. 1) Receptor tyrosine kinase signaling in cancer, 2) how inflammatory signaling networks influence oncogenic signaling pathways and 3) synthetic lethal interactions in receptor tyrosine kinase signaling. We are particularly interested in the biology of glioma and use an approach combining in vitro experimental systems, mouse models and translational studies using human glioma tissue. The laboratory is located at the Dallas VA Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of UT Southwestern.

We are looking for an individual with a Ph.D. or M.D., Ph.D. degree who is highly motivated and hardworking with experience in molecular and cell biology and some evidence of research accomplishment. Experience working with a mouse model of cancer is strongly preferred. Our laboratory offers the opportunity to conduct high quality research in a supportive environment. 

Please send your CV, a statement of research interests, and the names of three references to amyn.habib@utsouthwestern.edu

Ophthalmology, Department of 

Ocular Immunology (309)

A postdoctoral research opportunity in ocular immunology is now available in the laboratory of J. Niederkorn, Ph.D., in the Department of Ophthalmology, at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Our NIH-funded lab aims to identify the mechanisms that abolish the immune privilege of the eye, and lead to immune-mediated destruction of ocular tissues. Other investigations focus on how the innate immune system protects against metastases arising from intraocular melanomas. We are seeking a highly motivated fellow with a strong, proven publication record for a special opportunity to work on functional studies combining tumor biology, and cellular and molecular immunology. The ideal candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree and will have strong molecular and cellular biology skills. Qualified applicants should send a CV, a brief statement of research interests and goals, and contact information for three references to:

Jerry Y. Niederkorn. Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9057
jerry.niederkorn@utsouthwestern.edu 

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Pediatrics, Department of

Pathways and Ion Channels Involved in Hepatobiliary Transport (313)

The laboratory of Andrew Feranchak, M.D., has a position for a talented researcher at the level of postdoctoral fellow. Studies will focus on the pathways and ion channels involved in hepatobiliary transport in normal and cystic fibrosis models. This is an opportunity for a talented researcher to expand their skills in the study of epithelial cell biology, ion channel regulation, and imaging analysis. Requirements: Ph.D. or M.D., technical skill in patch-clamp techniques, live-cell imaging, molecular biology, and experience with cystic fibrosis mouse models.

Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of 3 references to Darlene Anyzeski, Administrative Assistant, at: darlene.anyzeski@utsouthwestern.edu.

UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75390-9063
Phone: 214-648-3892
Fax: 214-648-2096

Physiology, Department of

Metabolic/Mitochondrial Regulation of Membrane Trafficking (317)

A postdoctoral scholar position is available to participate in new studies based on our recent discovery that mitochondria can regulate turnover of the surface membrane of cells to internal organelles. The successful candidate will be attracted to work in one or more of the following areas: (1) Development of GreenProtein/FRET sensors of cytoplasmic coenzyme A (CoA) and its metabolites, acyl CoA and acetyl Co A, for deployment in live-cells and real-time, (2) electrophysiological and optical studies of endocytosis that depends on mitochondrial metabolism and palmitoylation of membrane proteins, and/or (3) biochemical and electrophysiological studies of the regulation of membrane transporters by palmitoylation. Excellent molecular biological, laboratory, and computer skills are required. 

The ideal candidate must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Interested individuals should submit electronically, a brief one-page description of research interests and plans, curriculum vitae, publications list, and contact information for three references to: 

Donald W. Hilgemann, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9040
donald.hilgemann@utsouthwestern.edu.   

Epithelial Ion Transport in the Drosophila Renal Tubule (282)

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Aylin Rodan, M.D., Ph.D., at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Our group uses the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism to study epithelial ion transport processes relevant to human renal physiology, in an effort to understand diseases such as hypertension. We use the fly to study ion transporters and channels that are conserved in the human kidney, as well as molecular mechanisms of regulation of these transporters and channels. For additional information, visit the lab's website

We are seeking a self-motivated individual with an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree, less than three years postdoctoral experience, and a strong publication record. Applicants with experience in molecular/cell biology, genetics, and/or physiology, with a mechanistic focus, are desired. Prior experience with Drosophila is not required. Please send a CV, a brief statement of research interests and goals, and contact information for three references to:

Aylin Rodan, M.D., Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-8856
aylin.rodan@utsouthwestern.edu

Electronic submission is preferred.

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Radiation Oncology

Medical Physics and Engineering (304)

Multiple postdoctoral positions are immediately available in the Division of Medical Physics and Engineering in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in medical physics. The research topics are the development of advanced photon-, proton-, or heavy charged particle-based cancer radiotherapy techniques. Specific problems cover all major research topics in cancer radiotherapy, including image processing, radiation dose calculation, and treatment plan optimization.

A Ph.D. in physics, engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or related disciplines is required. Strong programming skills are essential. Knowledge in medical physics and high-performance computing is desired. The candidates should also demonstrate excellent written and communication skills.

The postdoctoral positions at UTSW are full-time research positions. Initial appointment will be for one year, with renewable appointments for subsequent years. Successful candidates will be enrolled in the Postdoctoral Certificate Program. While enrolled in this program, if interested, the candidates will be able to participate in elective courses that may support entry into the medical physics profession.

Interested candidates should email a CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references to:

Lori Zurita, Division Administrator
Division of Medical Physics & Engineering
Department of Radiation Oncology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5801 Forest Park Road
Dallas, TX 75390-8542
lori.zurita@utsouthwestern.edu

Radiology, Department of

Chemistry for Molecular Imaging (315)

The Department of Radiology has recently established the Preclinical Nuclear Imaging Laboratory with research focus on design, synthesis, and biological evaluations of targeted imaging probes for noninvasive disease detection and therapy assessment by Positron Emission Tomography (PET) or Single Photon Emission Tomography (SPECT). Equipped with two state-of-the-art small animal scanners (a Siemens Inveon PET/CT Multimodality System and a Bioscan NanoSPECT/CT Plus system) and chemistry/radiochemistry/biology facilities, the Laboratory is poised to stand at the forefront of molecular imaging.

The Laboratory seeks a highly motivated individual to fill a postdoctoral research position for design and synthesis of molecular imaging probes. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in synthetic chemistry and career interests in molecular imaging. Hands-on experience with small animal imaging, medical radioisotopes, and live animals is desirable but not required.

Interested individuals should send their current curriculum vitae and the contact information for three references to:

Xiankai Sun, Ph.D.
Department of Radiology & Advanced Imaging Research Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-8542
xiankai.sun@utsouthwestern.edu

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