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Title:  Postdoctoral Associate-Biochemist/Molecular Biologist/Geneticist

Division:  Pathology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Up to $57,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  2445
Summary

The Center for Drug Discovery (https://www.bcm.edu/research/centers/drug-discovery) is a strategic research center established at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. The mission of the Center for Drug Discovery is to establish novel discovery technologies that enable rapid and cost-effective drug discovery within the academic community. We are seeking highly skilled and motivated scientists with expertise in biochemistry, recombinant protein production/purification, biochemical assay methodologies, molecular biology, and/or mouse genetics to join the Center for Drug Discovery. Central to our vision is the continued establishment of a small-molecule discovery platform using a DNA-encoded chemistry approach. The team, led by scientists with drug discovery and genetics experience in academia and the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, is looking to recruit additional biochemists, molecular biologists, and geneticists. Baylor College of Medicine is located in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center and offers a highly interactive environment and a strong infrastructure for research and career development.

Job Purpose

Postdoctoral Associates are trainees working in an apprenticeship mode in preparation for a career as a scientific professional.

Job Duties
  • Participate in early stage drug discovery in collaboration with scientists within the academic community, with a goal of bringing new treatments to patients with unmet medical needs.
  • Contribute to multidisciplinary lead-finding project teams by engaging in the following state-of-the art activities: production, purification, and/or testing of recombinant proteins; screening of DNA-encoded chemical libraries; evaluation of compounds for efficacy in vitro (biochemical and cell-based assays) and in vivo; validation of targets using mouse genetics; and/or generation of DNA vectors.
  • Plan, direct and conduct specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluate and analyze data.
  • Establish new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarize research findings and publish results in research journals.
  • Responsible for laboratory operations.
  • Supervise research staff.
Minimum Qualifications

Education: Ph.D in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.

Experience: None required.

FLSA Status

Exempt

 

 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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