Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7119330 (Ref:14258-en_US)

Posted: January 4, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The candidate will be part of a research team consisting of medical professionals, scientists and technicians experimenting on novel immune based therapies for treating cancer. The candidate will function at the postdoctoral level of complexity that requires expert knowledge on immunology and cancer as well as skilled expertise in molecular biology, cell culture and immunology techniques. The research will focus on developing and optimizing novel gene modified T-cells against solid tumors. The successful candidate will build on the results of our laboratory's ongoing clinical trials to design and develop highly-innovative and specific gene modified T-cells and test them in relevant pre-clinical models of the disease.

Job Duties

  • Performs research experiments to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations.
  • Records and summarizes research data generated from experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Summarizes research findings and publishes results in research journals/conferences.
  • Possesses a strong background in immunology especially T- Cell biology and cell/molecular biology.
  • Maintains aseptic cell culture for production and propagates tumor lines and CAR T cells.
  • Performs genetic engineering techniques like PCR, cloning, design and production of viral vectors, gene silencing, functional cell assays (e.g., cytotoxicity, proliferation , growth assays).
  • Performs flow cytometry experiments alongside immunological assays including multiplex assays, ELISA, ELISPOT and Western blotting.
  • Works with small rodent models of cancer.
  • Performs Immunohistochemistry and associated image analysis.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful candidates will be expected to tackle challenging scientific problems, develop and optimize functional assays using up to date technologies, and contribute to the positive and energetic work environment of our laboratory.
  • The candidate should also have some basic bioinformatics experience.



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:#7119330 (Ref:14258-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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