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Title:  Postdoctoral Associate - Immunology

Division:  Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $53,760
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  6641

Summary

Immunology Postdoc Position Available at Baylor College of Medicine

A postdoc position in immunology is available in Dr. Jin Wang’s group in the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM).

BCM is located in the world largest medical center and has access to enormous biomedical resources. The research in the Wang lab is highly interdisciplinary and translational. The Wang lab has both chemistry and biology operations and is well-funded with multiple NIH grants, and government and industry sponsored research contracts.

Job Duties

The major research directions include small molecule drug discovery, and probe and sensor development for biological applications. Our small molecule drug design program includes structured based drug design (in collaboration with Dr. Hui Zheng), targeting unstructured steroid receptor coactivators and hormone receptors (PNAS 2016, in in collaboration with Dr. Bert O’Malley), anti-aging drug development (in collaboration with Dr. Meng Wang), and recent initiative in proteolysis targeting chimeras (PROTACs, Nat Comm 2020). Our probe development effort leads to the most widely used (>100 labs worldwide) reversible-reaction based fluorescent probe for glutathione quantification in living cells (Nat Comm 2017). Along with our colleagues, we founded biotech companies to commercialize some of these research efforts.

The goal of this recruitment is to apply our expertise in the PROTAC/degrader therapeutics area to immunology and cancer immunology. We have developed a few first-in-class compounds that hit some important targets in the immunology related pathways. We’d like to recruit a highly motivated immunologist to join this exciting journey. The candidates will gain experience not only for cutting-edge research but also drug discovery process in a biotech-like environment.

 

Special Instructions

Application

Applicants should fill apply online and also complete the following form https://forms.gle/2HqvMKF66abiZB6z8 and email a cover letter, CV including names of three references and research summary in one PDF file to bcmwanglab2011@gmail.com DO NOT email Dr. Wang directly.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education Required: MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • Experience Required: None Required.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in immunology or related fields.
  2. The candidate should have at least one first authored publication in internationally recognized journals.
  3. The candidate should be motivated, independent, creative, and energetic, and willing to step out of his/her comfort zone to learn new techniques and knowledge in chemistry.

 

 

 

 

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

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