Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Molecular and Human Genetics
Schedule:  M-F 8-5, sometimes weekends
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $53,760 - $55,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  5629


Postdoctoral position is available at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, for an outstanding and highly motivated candidate to investigate Mitochondria-Nuclear Crosstalk and Cancer Metabolism. The Kaipparettu lab uses transmitochondrial cybrid technology, multi-OMICs approaches and different cancer models.  The lab is particularly interested in dissecting the metabolic reprogramming and signaling pathways involved in mitochondria-nuclear crosstalk and tumor metastasis. Most of the projects in the lab have a translational end and use patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models for preclinical validations. Candidates will have the opportunity to do both basic science and translational research as they work in a fast-paced research environment.


Kaipparettu lab is located in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston. The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at BCM is ranked first in the country in grants and funding from the National Institutes of Health. BCM is recognized as a premiere academic health science center and is ranked as one of the tops among the nation's graduate schools for biomedical sciences. BCM has several core facilities to support high-throughput experiment and analyses.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts research experiments in the field of Myc oncogene mediated cancer metabolism and metabolic pathways regulating drug resistance.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data from lab experiments and also from other high-throughput analysis.
  • May conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format for the support of ongoing projects and for generating ideas for new research areas.
  • Actively participates in team science and collaboration projects.
  • Documents results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
  • Attends the scientific talks and other career development programs offered by Baylor and neighboring institutes. 

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

The postdoctoral candidates must be self-motivated with research experience in cellular and molecular biology techniques, as well as in vivo tumor models. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have previous experience in mitochondrial biology or cancer metabolism. However, candidates who have experience in cancer immunology and/or computational biology will also be considered for this position. Familiarity with bioinformatics is advantageous. The position requires the ability to lead projects and to work cooperatively with others.





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