Postdoctoral Associate- Translational Cancer Research

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7124176 (Ref:14732-en_US)

Posted: February 11, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Our translational cancer research group is seeking a highly skilled, driven, and organized individual with extensive research experience in cancer biology with who will serve as a postdoctoral scholar in the Surgical Translational Oncology Laboratory. Our lab studies the translational role of patient-derived xenografts for applications in human oncology therapy at the Baylor College of Medicine. Our group is also leading a clinical trial of chemo-immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer to explore optimal strategies to enhance anti-tumoral immunity. In parallel, we are exploring mechanisms of therapeutic resistance mediated by abnormal sphingolipid metabolism in GI cancer.

Job Duties

  • Designs and conducts one or multiple large scale individual research projects with input from laboratory PI.
    • This will include developing and performing highly specialized and complex research examinations, procedures and tests including a variety of molecular and immune assays.
    • Flow cytometry, western blot, microscopy, ELISA, will be among the assays.
    • Individual will be responsible for data analysis and figure preparation, with responsibilities to present data in scientific meetings.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals.
  • Maintains laboratory operations.
  • Supervises research staff.
  • Contributes to grant writing

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum requirements are a PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology or a similar discipline. Minimum relevant experience includes completion of BS or BA and a PhD degree.
  • The successful applicant must be enthusiastic and willing to take on innovative experiments studying human and mouse tumor samples in relation to pro-neoplastic pathways that contribute to cancer promotion.



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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