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Open Positions

Postdoctoral Researchers

A postdoctoral position focused on studying the lung tumor microenvironment and immunotherapy in lung cancer is available in our laboratory. Specific emphasis will be placed on understanding the role of oncogenes and tumor suppressors in evading anti-tumor immunity. This work will incorporate the use of cell culture, animal models, and clinical specimens.

Candidates must hold Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. Cancer research background and a track record of leading projects to publication is preferred. Candidates who have experience with flow cytometry, molecular biology, mouse models, and cell culture techniques are encouraged to apply. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to direct independent projects in a multi-disciplinary setting and collaborate with the other members of the laboratory.

Interested individuals should send a CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references to Dr. Esra Akbay. Email

Graduate students

We are accepting graduate students! Students already enrolled in the graduate school can email Dr. Akbay for scheduling rotations. Email

Prospective students need to apply to the Ph.D. or combined M.D./Ph.D. Programs in UT Southwestern Graduate School, then contact us about rotations.