Postdoctoral Associate- Cancer Epigenetics

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7143514 (Ref:15713-en_US)

Posted: May 4, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the lab of Dr. Tao Wu in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine ( The Wu lab focuses on the dynamic epigenetic regulation and the mechanisms underlying cancer progression and therapeutic resistance; in particular, the functional mechanisms of RNA and DNA methylation. We seek to decipher the epigenetic driving force of the therapeutic drug resistance, define new biomarkers, and develop new approaches to overcome the resistance in cancer. We apply multiple wet lab techniques, such as single-cell multi-omics profiling, single-molecule sequencing, as well as dry lab genomics and bioinformatics approaches in cancer model systems.


We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate whose research will study the epigenetic mechanisms underlying cancer acquired drug-resistance, and the epigenetic mechanisms in the cell stress response regulation (aging related). Training background should be in molecular biology, cell biology, cancer biology, and genomics.

Job Duties

  • Creatively conceives the study, critically designs experiments, and analyzes genomic data.
  • Conducts molecular and cellular biology experiments.
  • Performs genomic data analysis in cancer research.
  • Summarizes research findings and publishes results in research journals.

Minimum Qualifications

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



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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