Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7209961 (Ref:18213-en_US)

Posted: January 24, 2024

Job Description


A Postdoctoral position is available in the Cheng Lab at Baylor College of Medicine. We are seeking individuals who are interested in RNA binding proteins, RNA regulation, transposon elements, circulating tumor cells, and breast cancer metastasis. Candidates with experience in RNA biology or mouse models are strongly preferred. We employ a wide range of cutting-edge techniques including single-cell RNA sequencing, long-reads sequencing, CRISPR-mediated barcoding, and CTC imaging. We also offer enormous opportunities to conduct wet-lab and dry-lab approaches within the lab. This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to experience research freedom in a highly supportive environment.


In the Cheng lab, we strive to understand the fundamental questions of how RNA regulation controls cellular processes in normal biology and in the context of cancer. Working at the interface of RNA splicing and breast cancer biology, our current focus is on regulation of breast cancer metastasis driven by alternative splicing. We use molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics approaches in conjunction with genetic models and patient samples to discover rules and networks that regulate metastasis and associated processes. We work closely with physician scientists and aim to apply our findings from basic research to the development of prognostic markers and therapeutics for the treatment of breast cancer.

Job Duties

  • Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments.
  • Selects, evaluates and applies techniques used in routine research.
  • Demonstrates use and care of equipment to research personnel in the laboratory.
  • Interprets rules, regulations, and policies for faculty and laboratory personnel and insures compliance.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cancer research experience preferred.
  • Must be a teamplayer and work well within a group.
  • The individual should be self-motivated and enjoy being highly organized, detail-oriented, communicative, and collaborative.
  • The individual should enjoy contributing to ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the laboratory. The lab provides an interactive and stimulating scientific environment and opportunities for growth.



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:#7209961 (Ref:18213-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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