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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellow - Hematopoietic Biology & Malignancy in MDA-On-Site, United States

A Postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Hematopoietic Biology and Malignancy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States. This position reports to Dr. Pavan Bachireddy in the Department of Hematopoietic Biology and Malignancy.

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow interested in understanding the co-evolutionary interactions between cancer and immune cells in the tumor microenvironment. Our lab uses unbiased, high-throughput technologies to decode the rules of interaction among diverse cell types in the tumor milieu that determine patient outcomes to cancer immunotherapy, primarily in hematologic malignancies. In vitro and in vivo functional genomic screens are critical approaches to validate and extend our findings.


Dr. Bachireddy is also deeply committed to the career growth and success of each member of the laboratory. Such mentorship should be intentional, planned, and tailored to each member of the group - thus the laboratory operates with the primary goal of fostering career goals and development. To this end, a mentorship plan will be developed involving a senior faculty member with complementary expertise.

The fellow will lead work focused on 1) interrogation of factors reversing immune dysfunction and 2) identification of molecular and cellular determinants of successful graft-versus-leukemia outcomes, using multiple cutting-edge technologies as well as standard cell culture and immunologic approaches. Because Dr. Bachireddy is the Scientific Director of the ECLIPSE (Evolution of Cancer, Leukemia, and Immunity Post Stem Cell Transplant) platform, the fellow will have significant interaction and access to the vast immunogenomic and computational resources of the physically adjacent ECLIPSE platform.


Individuals with a PhD degree in cancer biology, molecular biology, genetics, immunology, or related fields. Experiences that are desirable (but not required) include CRISPR, next-gene sequencing (bulk or single-cell genomics), or animal modeling. Candidate should have a background in immunology and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects. A proven track record of publications and excellent written and oral communication skills are required.


Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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


Pavan Bachireddy, MD