Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7135396 (Ref:15162-en_US)

Posted: March 22, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


We are seeking a motivated and talented post-doctoral research associate to pursue studies on the effects of infection and inflammation on hematopoietic stem cells. The King lab is investigating how inflammation impacts quiescence and differentiation of hematopoiesis stem cells, with implications in clonal hematopoiesis and trained immunity (Cell Stem Cell 2021, Cell Stem Cell 2022). Delineating the effects of cytokine exposure on the epigenetic and transcriptional landscape of HSCs will have significant implications for outcomes from bone marrow transplantation, immunity, aging, and oncogenesis. Candidates should have a strong background in inflammation, immunity, aging, stem cell biology, and/or cancer biology. Experience in flow cytometry, molecular biology, tissue culture, use of murine models, and genomics preferred. Excellent communication skills are required.


The ideal candidate will be a responsible, self-directed scientist who will carry out projects as directed by the PI while functioning largely independently in pursuing and troubleshooting methods, maintaining collaborations, and analyzing data. The associate may take an active role in writing grants and manuscripts that result from the research work. Interested candidates will supervise and advise research assistants and graduate students in the lab and will have the opportunity to teach them basic methods, responsible conduct in research, time management and organizational skills, data analysis techniques, and oral and written communication skills. We seek an associate who will serve as a cohesive leader in the lab to promote an atmosphere of cooperation and productivity, scientific creativity, enthusiasm for discovery, and hard work.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals. 
  • Maintains laboratory operations.
  • Supervises research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience working with murine models
  • Flow cytometry and cell culture 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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