Postdoctoral Associate- Translational Cancer Research
Baylor College of Medicine
Job posting number: #7124176 (Ref:14732-en_US)
Posted: February 11, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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.
- 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
- MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
- No experience required.
- 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.
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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.