Postdoctoral Associate - Cell Biology - Molecular & Cellular Biology - Jason Lee

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7077790 (Ref:6794-en_US)

Posted: April 30, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Dr. Jason Lee of Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is seeking a postdoctoral associate to work on assisting him for new laboratory set- up at Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Cellular biology. Dr. Lee’s scientific research focus is based on post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. Dr. Lee is seeking a trainee who will work on independent project that will contribute to a vibrant and productive laboratory environment.

The J. Lee lab studies the mechanisms of cytoplasmic compartmentalization in mammalian cells with a focus on our recent discovery that the endoplasmic reticulum regulates mRNA compartmentalization through the formation of contact sites with mRNA-protein condensates. Our long-term goals are to elucidate the significance and mechanisms ER-condensate interactions in primary cells, such as neurons, during RNA viral infection, and in diseases, such as cancer. 
The highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment of our group provides unique career development opportunities for postdoctoral trainees. Please refer to our recent publication for details: [Science 2020(PMID: 32001628).


Job Purpose

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

Job Duties

The postdoctoral associate will assist Dr. Lee and will be responsible for setting lab standards by selecting, evaluating and applying techniques used in research; such as cell culture, microscopy, molecular biology, RNA seq library preparation, etc. They will be expected to design, develop, execute, and publish research projects. They will also be expected to communicate well with other scientists in the lab.

Skills used: Immunofluorescence Cell fractionation Programming skills RNA seq Immunoprecipitation, Immunoblots Cloning, CRISPR Cell culture, pipetting Scientific writing and communication.

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

• A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in biomedical sciences, highly motivated and career-oriented.
• Strong background and working knowledge in cell biology, RNA biology, neurobiology, and/or virology.
• Expertise in molecular biology, RNA-seq, neuronal cell culture models, and/or RNA viruses are strongly preferred.





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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