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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellow - Genetics - Yun Lab in Houston, Texas

The Jihye Yun Lab at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (Genetics Department) focuses on unraveling the relationship between diet, metabolism, microbiome, and cancer, with an emphasis on discovering novel strategies for cancer prevention and treatment.

A position is available for a Postdoc Fellow in the study of dietary effects on colon cancer.


The individual will learn experimental methods and broaden their knowledge and experiences related to the study of dietary effects on colon cancer development using mice, cell lines, and organoids as model systems through metabolomics mass spectrometry. The trainee will also participate in professional development activities and collaborative projects.


A Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry is required. Strong communication skills and publication records are preferred.

The ideal candidate must hold a doctoral degree in analytical chemistry or related disciplines and should possess extensive experience with LC-MS/MS instruments (accurate mass).

The candidate should have in-depth technical knowledge in the field of metabolism (preferably human and mammalian), including the identification and quantitative analysis of global metabolomics and isotope-labeled metabolomics. Additional experience in metabolic flux analysis and computational skills are preferred.


Yun Lab Website


MD Anderson follows the NIH stipend levels as outlined by the Kirchstein - NRSA ( . This full-time trainee position will provide a salary between $56,484 to $68,604, dependent upon the years of postgraduate experience.

MD Anderson offers compensated trainees:

  • Paid medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day for trainees who work 30 or more hours per week

  • Group Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Disability coverage

  • Paid Education Vacation and Sick Leave

  • Paid institutional holidays, wellness leave, childcare leave and other paid leave programs

  • Teachers Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan and two voluntary retirement plans

  • Employer paid life, AD&D and an illness-related reduced salary pay program

  • Health Savings Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement flexible spending accounts

  • Fertility benefits

  • State of Texas longevity pay

  • Extensive wellness, fitness, employee health programs and employee resource groups


Jihye Yun, Ph.D.