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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoc Fellow - Symptom Research CAO in MDA-On-Site, United States

Postdoctoral positions are available at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The successful appointee(s) will be working under the supervision and mentorship of Yuan Pan, PhD, Assistant Professor and CPRIT Scholar in the Department of Symptom Research. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a strong interest in Cancer Neuroscience. Our team studies the crosstalk between neurons, cancer cells, glial cells, and chemotherapy.

We use state-of-the-art neuromodulatory techniques, preclinical mouse models, primary cell culture, and molecular biology approaches to achieve these goals.


The postdoctoral fellow(s) will gain an understanding of neuronal regulation of nervous system cancer and glia-mediated neurological deficits. They will learn skillsets in neuroscience, cancer biology, cell biology, and molecular biology. Dr. Pan will guide the postdoctoral fellow(s) in study design, data analysis, interpretation, presentation, manuscript writing, and grant application.


An ideal candidate should have a doctoral degree, with a background in neuroscience, especially in glial biology. Prior experience in rodent handling/surgeries is required.

Experience in the following skills is preferred but not all required: tissue processing, cell culture, gene expression manipulation, microscopy, immunohistochemistry, qPCR, FACS, and MACS.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to be highly motivated, dedicated, and organized, and have excellent technical skills, communication skills, and a strong work ethic. The candidate is expected to be an excellent team player who can work together with others.


Postdoc Fellow

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