Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7115619 (Ref:13747-en_US)

Posted: November 8, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Zhao Wang Group at Department of Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with excellent track records and experience in protein purification and biophysical and biochemical characterization of proteins and protein complexes, preferably including membrane proteins, to assist in projects that aim at understanding the principles of protein-protein interactions in three dimensions and the structural bases for formation of molecular complexes in biological processes. Our approach relies on developing and extending the application of electron cryomicroscopy (cryo-EM) to determination of structures of protein complexes in different functional states. 

Job Duties

  • Designs study.
  • Analyzes protein/complex express and purification.
  • Collects, processes, analyzes, and computes data.
  • Presents project results to internal and external parties.
  • Writes engaging publications and reports.
  • Prepares and optimizes Cryo-EM/ET.
  • Models and refines 3D structure.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Structural biology technique (x-ray crystallography, cryo electron microscopy or NMR) experience preferred.



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:#7115619 (Ref:13747-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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