The University of Texas Medical Branch Postdoctoral Trainee - Surgery - Colitis/Carcinogenesis in Galveston, Texas

Min Qualifications Ph.D., M.D. or Doctoral equivalent in any field. Research experience. Job Description: The postdoctoral fellow will conduct, report and present research in his/her field of study under the supervision of a faculty mentor. This is a training position, and is not expected to be a permanent position Salary Range

Commensurate with experience; Stipend follows NIH NRSA salary scale for postdoctoral trainees

Specific Job Related Duties

A postdoctoral position is available in the Hellmich lab in the Department of Surgery to study colitis-associated carcinogenesis. Individuals with experience in molecular and cell biology, in vivo tumor models, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, metabolic studies, and other relevant techniques are preferred.

This appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance. Applications must include a cover letter, CV, and a list of references uploaded as a single PDF attachment. Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to receive support from an NIH training grant.

  • Plans, directs and coordinates complex research experiments following general technical procedures, under the guidance of the Principal Investigator.
  • Works with Principal Investigator to formulate research plans, coordinates project activities and establishes appropriate reporting procedures.
  • Contributes to scientific analysis and interpretation of projects.
  • Prepares manuscripts, meeting presentations, and performs background literature searches.
  • Makes modifications to research procedures in collaboration with the Principal Investigator.
  • Confers with Principal Investigator regarding results obtained and receives suggestions for modification to procedures and/or interpretation of final data.
  • Adheres to internal controls established for department.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Preferred Skill/Competency

  • Animal Science/Care Surgery
  • Biological Assays
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Collection
  • Technical Writing Experience
  • Teaching graduate students, surgical research fellows

Preferred Work Experience

Experience with animal models, cancer research, and research in metabolic studies

Closing Statement


Equal Employment Opportunity UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Job Type: Regular

Job Title: Postdoctoral Trainee - Surgery - Colitis/Carcinogenesis

Job ID: 61656

Location: Galveston

Business Unit: SOMED