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Postdoctoral Fellow: Electrical Therapies for Cancer

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A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Chirag Patel (Department of Neuro-Oncology) to study therapeutic alternating electric fields in cancer, or tumor treating fields (TTFields). The overall goal of the Patel lab is to understand the on-target and off-target effects of TTFields using pre-clinical models of glioblastoma (e.g., spheroids, animal models) to facilitate translation of promising strategies to help patients with glioblastoma. The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct TTFields experiments and perform various experimental readouts using techniques such as electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, western blot, qPCR, FACS, and time-lapse fluorescence microscopy. Recent publications from our laboratory include: Patel et al, Neoplasia (2021,; Aguilar et al, Cancers (2021,; and Shams and Patel, J Molec Cell Biol (2022). Candidates for this position should have a PhD in biomedical engineering or the biomedical sciences. To apply for this position, please email Dr. Patel with a cover letter detailing your research interests and career plans, a current CV, a research statement, and the names and contact information of three references.


The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research, and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees, and the public. MD Anderson is a degree granting institution and one of the nation’s first NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. With over 1,600 faculty scholars and 6,500 trainees each year, MD Anderson leads the largest number of NCI-funded grant programs and clinical trials of any institution across the nation.


It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.


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