Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7257510 (Ref:19872-en_US)

Posted: June 25, 2024

Job Description


The Fuqua Lab in the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to investigate metastatic breast cancer. The fellow will be proficient with various molecular biology techniques such as ChIP-PCR, IP, qRT-PCR, western blotting, FACS. They will also have extensive cell culture experience and be willing to learn new techniques as the projects develop. This is a full-time, in-person research position.

Job Duties

  • 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.
  • Prepares figures and assists in writing reports related to experiments performed.
  • Performs mammalian cell culture.
  • Performs experiments using cellular and molecular biology technologies including qRT-PCR, ChIP–PCR, IP, western blotting and FACS with detailed record keeping.
  • Participates in lab meetings.
  • Maintains lab supplies and inventory (ordering, stocking, preparing solutions/media).
  • Maintains general lab environment that includes but not limited to, equipment maintenance and repairs, organization, and cleanliness of the lab.
  • Maintains and ensures compliance with biosafety and laboratory regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with in vivo tumor models and/or bioinformatics is preferred. The applicant should have a strong record of achievements and publications, encompass the ability to work independently and in a collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment, and demonstrate excellent scientific communication and writing skills.
  • Prior experiences in tissue culture and basic molecular biology techniques (e.g., PCR, DNA purification, Western blot, … etc) are required.
  • Experience in molecular biology, excellent aseptic techniques, and general skills common to a molecular biology lab is desirable.
  • Experience in cancer research and ChIP-PCR.
  • Experience using animal (mouse) models in cancer research is a plus.
  • Has strong documentation and organizational skills with the ability to keep accurate records of all work performed.
  • Has good analytical and computer skills.
  • Demonstrates willingness to learn new techniques with instruction.
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic, including ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, use good judgment, and complete duties.

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:#7257510 (Ref:19872-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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