Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7112508 (Ref:13318-en_US)

Posted: October 4, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The laboratory of Dr. Pavan Reddy in the Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking an enthusiastic postdoctoral associate who will work on independent and collaborative projects, and who will contribute to the vibrant and team-oriented laboratory environment. Dr. Reddy’s research focuses on understanding the role of immune cells in blood diseases, cancer and transplantation, with a particular interest for the immunobiology of T-cells and immune responses in Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD), a pathology that can occur after allogeneic hematopoietic transplantation. His lab utilizes several mouse transplant models including those relevant to GvHD (S.W. Choi et al., Blood, 2015; N.D. Mathewson et al., Nat. Immunol., 2015; H. Fujiwara et al., Nat. Immunol., 2021). The candidate will have the opportunity of participating in mouse bone marrow transplantation experiments and applying advanced technologies such as NGS (RNA-seq, single-cell sequencing).


The candidate is expected to drive and take ownership of their research project, design and perform biological experiments with rigor, be highly organized and communicative, and maintain high work ethics. We especially welcome applicants who are recent graduates and are interested in pursuing an independent academic career.

Job Duties

  • Designs, optimizes, and executes research experiments to answer questions related to research projects.
  • Designs experiments, analyzes resulting data, and interprets data independently (with guidance from the PI or other lab members).
  • Works collaboratively with other lab members, senior researchers, and faculty members at the departmental or inter-institutional levels.
  • Manages time and multiple projects efficiently while prioritizing deadlines and projects.
  • Assists PI in training and mentoring research staff and undergraduate and graduate students as appropriate.
  • Communicates their findings with other scientists at local, national, and international scientific conferences.
  • Other duties will include:
    • presentation and preparation of data into figures,
    • written project updates,
    • oral presentations (including lab meetings, journal clubs) to support manuscript writing for publication and grant proposals.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or Immunology.
  • Strong background in molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, or cancer biology is desirable.
  • Previous experience with CRISPR technology and/or CRISPR screens will be considered as an advantage.
  • The candidate should be willing to work with mice and/or be comfortable at mouse handling.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The applicant should have a strong publication record (at least one peer reviewed first-author research article) and have experiences in presenting at national or international meetings.



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:#7112508 (Ref:13318-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
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