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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellow - GI Med Oncology - Research in MDA-On-Site, United States

In the Department of GI Medical Oncology, the Postdoctoral Fellow will assist the principal investigator with clinical, translational, and basic scientific research projects. Functions in a separate and independent manner in the design and initiation of research experiments. Designs, develops, or adapts equipment used in experiments or research to obtain desired results. Determines specific goals or objectives to be obtained, evaluates research data, and develops and revises techniques or approaches to work problems.

Interfaces with the electronic medical record, and databases of tissue samples and tumor molecular data. Plans training and research work activity for assigned laboratory and research personnel. Supervises the use of laboratory equipment and implements safety procedures.

Compiles, writes, and submits project results for publications. Writes grant applications independently and assists principal investigator with grant applications.

Collaborates with both experimental and computational members of the lab.


a. Independently proposes innovative solutions to research projects and contributes to project goals through computational analysis; willing and able to learn and adapt existing bioinformatics tools for application to his/her research projects.

b. Interpret, present, and report research findings at internal meetings and potentially external scientific conferences.


  • understanding of biology of colon and appendiceal cancers

  • ability to search and evaluate clinical and scientific literature

  • ability to form and then defend hypotheses based on prior clinical or experimental data

  • ability to effectively communicate findings in written and oral form

  • ability to write persuasive grant applications

  • ability to navigate scientific publication process


Graduate degree in medicine, science, or engineering field


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


Michael Overman, MD