Research Postdoctoral Fellow (MD)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7144637 (Ref:15790-en_US)

Posted: May 11, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Our brain tumor research laboratory is currently seeking outstanding young scientists to join our group as Postdoctoral Research Fellows (M.D.). Successful candidates will be recent Ph.D. graduates who also hold an M.D. Who possess a high level of energy and curiosity, and who are interested in making fundamental discoveries in understanding the molecular biology of brain tumors, and in pursuing eventual independent careers in academic research.

Research approaches in our group include genomics, cell biology, functional genomics, mouse modeling, developmental biology, stem cell biology, and translational ‘mouse-hospital’ approaches. Projects in the laboratory are all focused on malignancies of the central nervous system, and many have a direct connection to the clinic or to patient tumors. We are very interested in understanding recurrent and metastatic cancer, as this is the patient population in which most clinical trials are undertaken. Understanding the molecular basis of metastasis and recurrence after standard therapy could result in rapid clinical translation of novel therapies.

Job Duties

  • Performs evaluation, analysis and interpretation of data (whole-genome, whole-exome, ChIP-seq and RNAseq) in light of tumor evolution, with the aim of understanding the underlying dynamics of tumor growth, relapse, metastases and progression.
  • Conducts functional studies of pediatric brain tumors, both in vitro and in vivo, using and generating mouse models, manipulation of mouse ES cells, study of human brain cancer xenografts, and use of human iPS cells.
  • Studies gene function during normal mammalian brain development, and how abnormalities in normal brain development lead to the development of brain cancers.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publishes results in research journals. 
  • Responsible for laboratory operations.
  • Supervises research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD).
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with the most advanced degree having been conferred in the past three years.
  • Previous training in biochemistry or cell biology.



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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