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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW (Immunology & Microbiology)
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Rio Grande City, Texas
Date Posted 05/18/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details
Position Information

Posting Number SRGV5842
Working Title POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW (Immunology & Microbiology)
Number of Vacancies 1
Location Edinburg, Texas
Department School of Medicine / Immunology and Microbiology
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Scope of Job
Trainee position to pursue research as a vital component of their educational mission and professional career development. Works under minimal supervision with some latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment in research of Ribosome biogenesis and cancer, epigenetics and cancer, and Molecular cancer therapeutics in the laboratory and/or teaching. Develop new therapeutic approaches for targeting ribosome biogenesis components and desmoplastic TME for the suppression of growth and metastasis of advanced pancreatic cancer. Performs teaching and/or research work as required within the classroom and/or project assigned. This project will utilize cutting-edge molecular technology and various pre-clinical mouse models (KPC transgenic, orthotopic and patient derived xenograft) to develop new combination (RNA polymerase inhibitor + hyaluronic acid) regimen for the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer.
Description of Duties
The following is a listing of typical duties that may be applicable to the position:
Create and refine new tools using non-traditional models of cancer to understand resistance to the development of cancer; Work within a multidisciplinary team on projects highly relevant to human disease; Work closely with the PI on grant/manuscript writing, and scientific presentations; Developing, testing, and analyzing research projects based on application expertise and interest; Aiding in the development of a survey instrument, testing the instrument and disseminating the instrument; Writing narrative summaries of the research results, and related tasks under the supervision of the faculty member assigned; Conducting background research; Developing and implementing an evaluation plan and preparing progress reports as needed; Studying, testing, and maintaining accurate data identified as relevant and/or best practice systems from research results obtained through national studies; Designing and implementing training activities as required; Teaching one course per year in conjunction with faculty member, if assigned; Publishing in peer-reviewed publications related to the focus of the research activities assigned; and performing other job-related duties as assigned.
Supervision Received
General direction from the assigned supervisor.
Supervision Given
Required Education
Doctoral degree from an accredited University (based on funding restrictions degree may need to have been conferred within a set period of time previous to assuming position).
Preferred Education
Required Experience
Preferred Experience
Use of personal computer and proficiency in software and research statistical applications.
Working Conditions
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Standard office environment.
This is a trainee position subject to a specific time as agreed to by stakeholders.
Physical Capabilities
Employment Category Full-Time
Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date 04/20/2022
Grant Funded Position Yes
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date 03/31/2025

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Dear Applicant,
Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or careers@utrgv.edu.
Additional Information
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
Quick Link https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/33650

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