Postdoctoral Associate- Molecular Toxicity

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7105621 (Ref:12200-en_US)

Posted: July 16, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Bhagavatula Moorthy in the Neonatology Section of the Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine.

Job Duties

  • Works on the mechanisms of lung injury in mice maternally exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and
  • Studies the role of the gut/lung microbiome in this phenomenon.
  • Works on the mechanisms of lung carcinogenesis mediated by PAHs.
  • Uses transgenic and knockout mice, cell lines, and human endotracheal aspirates and applies state of the art molecular and cell biology techniques such as cloning, molecular analyses of genetic variants, site-directed mutagenesis, next generation sequencing, RNA-Seq, ChIP-seq, 32P-postlabeling, histology, microscopy, imaging, plasmid isolation, real time RT-PCR, chromatin immunoprecipitation, transfections, Western blotting, etc. 
  • Prepares manuscripts, and helps in the preparation of progress reports, and grant applications.
  • Presents at national and international conferences.
  • Trains laboratory personnel, research technicians, clinical fellows, graduate students, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. equivalent in areas of Molecular Toxicology, Molecular Pharmacology, Genetics, Cancer Biology, and/or Pulmonary Biology areas.



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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Job posting number:#7105621 (Ref:12200-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
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