Postdoctoral Associate - Molecular & Human Genetics - Ira Lab (90004251)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7077911 (Ref:6902-en_US)

Posted: May 5, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine is recruiting a Postdoctoral Associate to study genomic instability, anti-tumor immunity, and immunotherapy in a collaborative research group led by Dr. Grzegorz Ira (Baylor College of Medicine) and Dr. Guang Peng (UT MD Anderson Cancer Center). Their collaborative laboratory studies focus on utilizing genetic, proteomic, and chemical approaches to understand the mechanisms of damage response and repair pathways in maintaining genomic stability. They also work to link genomic maintenance mechanisms to modulating immune responses in tumor immunoprevention/therapy and the treatment for autoimmune diseases.


The primary research focus will be conducting genomic instability research using in vitro experimental methods for the mechanistic studies in a variety of model systems including yeast, human cells and preclinical animal models.  The fellow will also gain extensive experience in clinical specimen validation and bioinformatic analysis using the TCGA database and chemical compounds' databases.

The Postdoctoral Associate will work in an extremely collaborative and supportive environment with mentoring and supervision from both PIs on biological projects of mechanistic and translational impact.


The Postdoctoral Associate candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a PhD degree in molecular biology/cancer biology.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • May establish new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals. 
  • May be responsible for laboratory operations.
  • May supervise research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in molecular biology/cancer biology.





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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