Postdoctoral Associate - Pediatrics - Nutrition (90002446)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7081570 (Ref:7927-en_US)

Posted: July 23, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Chen/Shen laboratories at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. This position is for a project focusing on investigating epigenetic mechanisms of transcriptional regulation by DNA methylation in embryonic tissue patterning using newly developed CRISPR gene editing techniques to manipulate DNA methylation in mouse embryos.

Job Purpose

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

Job Duties

  • Assists in designing research approaches.
  • Performs experimental approaches, including next generation sequencing, cell culture, mouse embryo and tissues collections, processing, sectioning, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence staining, and microscopy.
  • Analyzes data.
  • Prepares manuscripts for publications and presents results at national conferences.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, developmental biology, or related field.
  • Flexiblity to work weekends.
  • Experience working with mouse models and/or mouse embryos.
  • Have at least one to two years of experience. 





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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