Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7117513 (Ref:14030-en_US)

Posted: December 8, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A postdoctoral position is available in Antony Rodriguez’s lab in the Department of Medicine to study the pathophysiology of microRNAs on lung tissue regeneration elicitation of COPD and interstitial pulmonary fibrosis. The Rodriguez lab is a laboratory focusing on systematically interrogating the role of let-7 on mRNA targeting in epithelial stem cells and immune cells and characterizing the scope, regulation, and function of let-7 in animal models of pulmonary fibrosis and COPD. The lab uses a variety of genetic knockout and transgenic mice, 3D organoid cultures, in vivo lineage tracing, confocal imaging, biochemical assays, epigenomics CUT&RUN, and AGO-eCLIP approaches to delineate the network of functional targets regulated by let-7 during lung tissue injury and disease. The ideal candidate should have experience or passion for molecular biology, miRNA biology, stem cells, and mouse genetics.

Job Duties

  • Uses a variety of in vivo genetic approaches modeling lung tissue injury and disease, physiological, imaging, genomic approaches to investigate the miRNA let-7-function relationship dictating between normal tissue injury and healing and disease.
  • Assists with graduate student training and mentorship.
  • Presents research findings at institutional, regional, and/or national scientific meetings.
  • Maintains good communication with lab leader and members.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree in biology, genetics, development, or related field preferred.
  • miRNA biology, stem cells, genetics, informatics.



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:#7117513 (Ref:14030-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
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