Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7190836 (Ref:17715-en_US)

Posted: November 3, 2023

Job Description


We are seeking self-motivated individual to work in a laboratory focused on the underlying genetics and molecular mechanisms of brain tumor formation and progression using human tumor tissue, cell culture and animal models. The applicant will be required to prepare and conduct laboratory research experiments, including mouse management and cell culture experiments. In addition, the applicant will be required to collect, compile and analyze data for specific projects.


This is a unique laboratory that leverages human tumor samples to understand the molecular biology of human meningiomas. There are lots of projects that involve bioinformatics and wet lab work, so individuals who can do both would flourish in this environment.

Job Duties

  • Assists in purchasing equipment and supplies, and in maintaining lab equipment.
  • Assists in communicating between lab members regarding meetings, conferences, and maintaining schedules.
  • Assists with communications with the IRB, including preparing, submitting, and maintaining IRB protocols.
  • Assists faculty in maintaining and organizing lab schedules, protocols, conferences, and other similar activities.
  • Designs and conducts novel, hypothesis-driven research experiments.
  • Performs mouse management and cell culture experiments.
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents and interprets results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
  • Selects and determines appropriate research procedures.
  • Oversees the maintenance of lab equipment and environment.
  • Banks tumor tissue.
  • Performs cell culture.
  • Performs Molecular Biology and Biochemical Techniques.
  • Organizes lab database.
  • Maintains laboratory stocks of chemicals and reagents.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience handling mice or other rodents
  • Experience with basic molecular biology experience, tissue and cell culture, and basic computer skills (Microsoft Office including use of Microsoft Access) to document, enter, analyze and present data.
  • Knowledge of R or other programming is welcome.


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:#7190836 (Ref:17715-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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