Postdoctoral Associate - Molecular & Cellular Biology - Jason Lee

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7091353 (Ref:9925-en_US)

Posted: January 5, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Dr. Jason Lee in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is seeking a postdoctoral associate who will work on independent and collaborative projects, and who will contribute to the vibrant and team-oriented laboratory environment. Dr. Lee’s research focuses on understanding how and why contact sites form between membrane-bound organelles and mRNA-protein condensates in health and disease. 

Dr. Lee is seeking new postdoctoral associates with research experience in membrane-bound organelles, such as the endoplasmic reticulum, mRNA-protein condensates, live-cell microscopy, RNA-seq, neuroscience, cancer, and/or viral trafficking. 
The postdoctoral associate, under the mentoring of Dr. Lee, will be the person to perform all experiments to achieve the goal of their project(s).

Job Duties

  • Responsible for setting lab standards by selecting, evaluating, conceptualizing and applying common and novel techniques used in biomedical research; such as cell culture, live-cell and immunofluorescence microscopy, molecular biology, RNA seq library preparation, etc.
  • Designs, optimizes and executes experiments to answer questions related to research projects, and to publish experimental results and interpretations.
  • Communicates their findings with other scientists at scientific meetings.
  • Other duties include;
    • Live-cell Microscopy
    • Immunofluorescence
    • Cell fractionation
    • Programming skills
    • RNA seq
    • Immunoprecipitation, Immunoblots
    • Cloning, CRISPR 
    • Cell culture, pipetting
    • Scientific writing and communication.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • Experience Required: None Required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD and/or MD in Cell biology, Molecular biology, Biochemistry/Biophysics.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


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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