Title:  Biochemistry - M Zhou Lab (Instructor)

Division:  Biochemistry
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  13225

Baylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:

Baylor (www.bcm.edu) is recognized as one of the nation's premier academic health science centers and is known for excellence in education, research, and healthcare and community service. Located in the heart of the world's largest medical center (Texas Medical Center), Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational, healthcare and research affiliates (Baylor Affiliates).


The Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is a center for research in the life sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. This dynamic research community has associated faculty in the Departments of Molecular and Human Genetics, Virology and Microbiology, Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Ophthalmology, Neuroscience, and Pharmacology.


The Ming Zhou Laboratory is seeking an independent, self-driven, and creative scientist to lead research projects in structural biology and biochemistry of membrane enzymes and transporters. This position will require deep expertise in structural biology and the ability to set a vision, establish a strategic plan, and lead discovery science programs that may lead to new potential targets for diseases. Candidates will also be expected to be excellent communicators (oral and written), and have a proven track-record of securing scientific funding.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Based on the related projects in the lab, the candidate will develop a strategic plan to study structure, substrate binding and mechanism of membrane enzymes and transporters.
  • Determines structures of target proteins with structural biology methods, including cryo-EM and X-ray crystallography.
  • Develops new assays in multiple disciplines for membrane enzymes and transporters.
  • Leads in writing scientific publications and grant applications.
  • Mentors scientists to assess and analyze data associated with assigned experiments.
  • Develops long-term vision and align strategic plan including team recruitment and mentorship.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


There is periodic exposure to unpleasant conditions but the work is still viewed as relatively comfortable in a laboratory environment. Frequently handles/works with biohazards or risk personal job-related injury typical of an ordinary lab environment.


Position Qualifications:
Post-Ph.D. experience in Structural biology / Molecular Biology






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