Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7108815 (Ref:12884-en_US)

Posted: August 24, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A postdoctoral associate position is available in Dr. Yi Zhu’s lab at the Children’s Nutrition Research Center. The lab focuses on the gap-junction-dependent and -independent functions of Connexin43 in the adipose tissue, liver, and brain and how they crosstalk with each other. The candidate is expected to use molecular biology, cell biology, and animal models to study the Connexin43 in metabolism and physiology. 

Job Duties

  • Carries out cell culture and routine molecular biology procedures such as DNA, RNA, and protein isolation, qPCR, western blotting, ELISA, and immunofluorescence staining.
  • Carries out animal studies and collects, compiles, analyzes data, documents, and interprets the results of experiments and report to the principal investigator.
  • Conducts literature searches and develop assay protocols.
  • Composes and publishes manuscripts and present scientific discoveries at internal or national meetings.
  • Applies for extramural postdoctoral fellow funding.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Motivated to pursue a career in science, team-oriented, proactive, dedicated, and honest.



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:#7108815 (Ref:12884-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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