Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7123734 (Ref:14696-en_US)

Posted: February 9, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The applicant must have a Ph. D degree with experience in structural biology-related techniques such as cloning, protein purification and expression, crystallization  (and/or cryo EM), and X-ray crystallography, along with complementary biophysical, and biochemical methods to analyze proteins, protein-ligand complexes, and viral capsids. The applicant will participate in the ongoing structural biology projects on the virus and viral proteins and drug discovery using X-ray crystallography and complimentary biophysical/biochemical/computational techniques. The applicant preferably will also have exposure and training in various aspects of virus replication and pathogenesis and gene regulation by characterizing multi-component machines responsible for RNA processing and decay.

Job Duties

  • Develops and applies structural biology techniques with biochemistry to understand structural and mechanistic biology of various steps governing virus replication.
  • Elucidates mechanisms of neutralization of virus infection by human antibodies elucidate. 
  • Coordinates collaborations with other laboratories.
  • 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

  • structural biology related techniques, such as:
    • cloning,
    • protein purification and expression,
    • X-ray crystallography,
    • cryo-EM, along with complementary biophysical, biochemical and computational methods to analyze proteins,
    • protein-ligand complexes,
    • viral capsids.



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:#7123734 (Ref:14696-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
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