Postdoctoral Associate - Pancreatic cancer patient-derived xenograft - Surgery - General Surgery (90002462)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7086942 (Ref:8989-en_US)

Posted: October 11, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A postdoctoral position is available immediately for a highly motivated investigator. The successful applicant is to lead projects related to pancreatic cancer pathogenesis and therapy. The candidate will design and perform in vivo and in vitro experiments to understand the mechanism of tumor associated molecules-induced tumorigenesis and evaluate the therapeutic efficacy in several pancreatic cancer animal models.  He/She will need to generate and maintain pancreatic cancer patient-derived xenografts (PDX) models.  Good communication skill is desired for multiple collaborative studies.  The successful candidate will be working in an efficient and friendly research environment to pursue the scientific career.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals.
  • Responsible for laboratory operations.
  • Supervises research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in PDX and genetic engineered mouse models is highly desirable.
  • Experience in molecular biology and immunology is 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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