Postdoctoral Fellow - Translational Research in Thoracic Oncology - Surgery - General Thoracic (90007176)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7088221 (Ref:9198-en_US)

Posted: November 1, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description



The General Thoracic Surgery division of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a post-doctoral fellow in basic and translational research in thoracic oncology which includes lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and mesothelioma.

The job entails conducting independent research as the leader of a specific project.  The candidate will be the primary scientist for laboratory project based on carcinogenesis from environmental toxins in lung and mesothelioma.  This project is the focus on a recently funded NIH grant which is an extension of a prior project published in Oncogene (PMID:  31570787). The project will require scientific work directly from human tumor and normal tissue. The candidate will work in close conjunction with the principal investigator, the laboratory instructor, the laboratory manager, and intermittently with students. The laboratory has a full-time manager who manages the budget and equipment, therefore, non-scientific project management requirements will be minimal.


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Job Duties

  • Experience with tumor metabolism. 
  • Performs Seahorse XF, mitochondrial imaging. 
  • Experience with metabolomics with the knowledge basis to interact and work with the core facilities at BCM. 
  • Performs basic molecular biology techniques and significant cell culture with the ability to teach these techniques to fellows and students.  
  • Performs techniques mutation detection, gene expression profiling, chromatin immunoprecipitation, DNA/RNA-protein interactions cell culture, lentiviral transductions, mouse models, and transcriptomic analysis. 
  • Assists with direct tumor collection from the operating room as required based on the specific project.  
  • Performs bcl-2 homology domain (BH3) profiling of solid tumors (esophageal, mesothelioma, and lung), however, we can teach this technique.  

Minimum Qualifications

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





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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Job posting number:#7088221 (Ref:9198-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
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