Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7188602 (Ref:17649-en_US)

Posted: October 27, 2023

Job Description


Our brain tumor research laboratory is currently seeking outstanding young scientists to join our group as Postdoctoral Fellows focused on mechanisms regulating stem and progenitor cell function in medulloblastoma using cutting edge cell biology, molecular biology and bioinformatics techniques. Successful candidates will be recent PhD graduates with high levels of curiosity and who are interested in making fundamental discoveries in understanding the molecular biology and developmental origins of pediatric brain tumors.

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.
  • Integrates results from cell culture and molecular experiments to further generate hypotheses that will be tested functionally using a variety of assays both in vitro and in vivo.
  • Develops and optimizes protocols for the lab and implements new technologies for specific research projects. This individual will train others in the lab on these new technologies.
  • Mines, analyzes and interprets data (TurboID/proteomics, ChIP-seq and RNAseq, including assessment of alternative splicing) in light of tumour evolution, with the aim of understanding the underlying dynamics of pediatric brain tumour growth and heterogeneity.
  • Works extensively on manuscript/grant drafts, figures and cover letters for submission to journals.
  • Represents the lab at national and international scientific meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD or MD with previous training in stem cell biology, molecular biology, animal handling and bioinformatics.
  • The most advanced degree must have been conferred within the last 3 years.
  • Prior experience with stem cell biology (ie. cell culture, in vivo transplantation assays) and molecular biology is required.
  • Prior first author publications are required.
  • Experience with large-scale genomic data is highly desirable.
  • Must be self-motivated, well-organized, highly independent, and willing to train new students.
  • Excellent communication, written and interpersonal skills are mandatory.
  • Candidates with external funding or scholarships to help support their salary will be highly recruited.


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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Job posting number:#7188602 (Ref:17649-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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