Postdoctoral Associate - Breast Center - Fuqua (90003807)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7078001 (Ref:6926-en_US)

Posted: May 7, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A postdoctoral position is available immediately (Summer 2021) in the Fuqua lab to study genetic and transcriptional mechanisms of tumor progression and hormone therapy resistance in breast cancer using human cell lines, animal patient derived xenograft models, and clinical specimens, with the goal to identify new mechanisms of resistance, and therapeutic targets that can be translated to the clinic. The successful candidate is expected to develop and carry out independent research projects, and work in collaboration with the bioinformatics team in the Cancer Center.


Selected skill sets, including chromatin immunoprecipitation-RNA sequencing, immunoblot, ex vivo culture, and immunoblot analyses, are preferred.  The ideal candidate must hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree with expertise in molecular and cellular biology.

Job Duties

  • Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments.
  • Selects, evaluates and applies techniques used in routine research.
  • Prepares project reports, scientific manuscripts, grant proposals, and abstracts, and presents the research work in conferences or scientific meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge about molecular biology and cancer biology, offered to help with posting enhancement and ad suggestions.





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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