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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellow - Leukemia - Research in MDA-On-Site, United States

A Postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Leukemia, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States. This position reports to Hussein A. Abbas, MD, PhD (primary mentor).

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join our leukemia research laboratory. While prior experience in leukemia is not essential, the candidate must possess a robust background in molecular and cellular biology, mouse work, and preferably, but not necessarily, immunology.

The successful applicant will play a critical role in advancing our understanding of leukemias such as AML, immune cell interactions and/or the development of both in vitro and in vivo models to study these mechanisms. Furthermore, the candidate will contribute to our cellular, molecular, and functional genomics research efforts.

Our laboratory is a blend of computational and experimental methodologies. This position is geared towards experimental laboratory work; however, candidates with additional computational skills are encouraged to apply, although it is not a requirement.


Candidates will learn how to design experiments, perform cellular and molecular assays, flow cytometry, tissue staining, in vivo work and co-culture assays, etc. The work will be integrated with functional genomics and computational results that will allow multidisciplinary learning. Candidates will work in a team-based science allowing building collaborations.

Responsibilities include:

Conducting experimental research on leukemia.

Immune and inflammation-based studies in leukemia

Developing and utilizing in vitro and in vivo models for leukemia research.

Performing molecular and cellular biology experiments.

Engaging in functional genomics studies.

Utilizing flow cytometry for the analysis of T cells and other immune cell populations.

Collaborating with both experimental and computational team members.


Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Immunology).

Demonstrated experience with mouse models.

Proficient in cellular molecular biology techniques.

Familiarity with flow cytometry.

Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.


Interested applicants should send their CV to Dr. Hussein Abbas ( with the subject line entitled "Postdoctoral Fellow - Application - Applicant's Name".


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


Hussein A. Abbas, MD, PhD