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Molecular Mechanisms and Translational Cancer Research

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A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Brugarolas lab (brugarolaslab.com/research-summary.php). Research in the lab spans the full spectrum from basic to translational to clinical. Particular areas include genomics, mechanistic and biomarker studies, animal models, drug discovery and clinical trials. While focused on kidney cancer, we have developed a comprehensive pipeline going from the molecular genetics to the clinic.

The Brugarolas lab is also the hub of the Kidney Cancer Program (utsouthwestern.edu/departments/kidneycancer/), one of two such programs in the country recognized by a prestigious Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) from the National Cancer Institute (utsouthwestern.edu/departments/kidney-cancer/awards/).

Candidates should be in the last year of their doctoral studies or within 6 months of a Ph.D. degree. A track record of productivity and publications in well-established journals is essential. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a translational research program with access to a unique infrastructure linking patient records to experimental genomics, a comprehensive tumor bank, and state-of-the-art genetically engineered as well as tumorgraft models.

Information about the postdoctoral training program and benefits can be found at http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/postdocs.

Interested individuals should send a CV and a statement of interest explaining their interest in the position and how it may help advance their career to:

James Brugarolas, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Kidney Cancer Program

Sherry Wigley Crow Endowed Chair in Cancer Research

Tenured Professor, Internal Medicine/ Hematology-Oncology, Cancer Biology, Genetics, Development and Disease

Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75390-8552


c/o Kiki Fuller


UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression

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