Postdoctoral Associate - Biochemistry and/or structural biology - Molecular & Cellular Biology - Huang (90006667)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7077789 (Ref:6817-en_US)

Posted: April 30, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Dr. Pengxiang Huang, Assistant Professor and CPRIT scholar, is seeking an enthusiastic postdoctoral associate to join his new laboratory in the Department of Molecular and Cellular biology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Dr. Huang's research focuses on elucidating the poorly understood mechanisms involved in the Hedgehog (Hh) and Wnt signaling pathways (Cell. 166:1176-87; Cell. 174:312-24). The Huang lab utilizes a combination of biochemistry, cell, chemical and structural biology approaches, including both X-ray crystallography and Cryo-EM. Candidates with a Ph.D. in these areas and prior training in structural biology are encouraged to apply.

Job Purpose

Postdoctoral Associates are trainees working in an apprenticeship mode in preparation for a career as a scientific professional.

Job Duties

• Plan, direct and conduct specialized and advanced research experiments.

• Evaluate and analyze data.

• Establish new research protocols and procedures.

• Summarize research findings and publish results in research journals.

• Responsible for laboratory operations.

• Supervise research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education Required: MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • Experience Required: None Required.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred: Previous experience with biochemistry and/or structural biology techniques.

Other Skills

  • Molecular cloning
  • Mammalian cell and tissue culture
  • Protein expression and purification
  • X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM
  • Biochemical/biophysical characterization of protein function and macromolecular interactions
  • Signaling pathway assays





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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