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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellow - Urology in Houston, Texas

Dr. Byron Lee's laboratory in the Department of Urology is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join our team. Our research is focused on understanding the biological effects of chromatin modifier gene mutations on bladder cancer initiation, progression, and response to therapies. We utilize a range of techniques, including biochemical and molecular biology methods, next-generation sequencing (including single-cell sequencing), and genome editing to study these processes in cell culture, mouse models, and patient-derived models.

The ideal candidate will have a broad and deep understanding of cancer biology and already mastered fundamental techniques in biochemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology. Additionally, candidates must have excellent spoken and written communication skills, and a strong publication record that demonstrates the candidate's ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. Other desirable skills include the ability to perform computational biology analyses of next-generation sequencing data and experience with various mouse cancer models.


Conduct bladder cancer research using state-of-the-art techniques and models (in vitro and in vivo).

Independently design and troubleshoot experiments while ensuring the highest level of scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Generate, analyze, organize, and present data in written and oral form.

Work effectively in a team environment.

Direct and mentor assigned laboratory personnel.

Navigate the scientific publication process and write persuasive grant applications.


Recent Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.


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


Byron Hing Lung Lee, MD