Postdoctoral Associate - Molecular & Cellular Biology - Yang (90006726)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7081894 (Ref:8041-en_US)

Posted: August 5, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Applicants are invited to apply to the Postdoctoral Associate position in Dr. Feng Yang’s lab in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Yang’s lab pioneered and continues leading the field on investigating MAPK4 biology and targeting MAPK4 in human cancers (JCI, 2019, PMID: 30688659, and JCI, 2021 PMID: 33586682). The research project will focus on understanding the molecular mechanisms regulating MAPK4 driving breast cancer progression and therapy resistance using multi-disciplinary approaches, including using human cancer cell lines, xenograft models, and transgenic/knockout mouse models. The successful candidate will be expected to work independently and be highly self-motivated. Link to Dr. Yang's 
webpage .

Job Purpose

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

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. in molecular biology, cancer biology, or a related field.
  • Research experience in molecular biology and cancer biology.   
  • Previous first author publications in the related field.  


  • Please submit three references with your CV. 





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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