Title:  Postdoctoral Associate - Lung Development

Division:  Molecular and Human Genetics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Baylor Main Campus, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  up to $53,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  1699
Job Purpose

The lab of Dr. Pawel Stankiewicz is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to work on an NIH-funded project focused on studying the molecular bases of lung development in humans.  To learn more: https://www.bcm.edu/people/view/pawel-stankiewicz-m-d-ph-d/b2310add-ffed-11e2-be68-080027880ca6


The postdoctoral position will study the genetic bases of lung development and pathogenesis of lethal lung developmental disorders.  Research will use clinical specimens and human cell lines to identify novel genes and mechanisms of gene regulation playing an important role in lung development, as well as biomarkers that can be translated to the clinic.



Job Responsibilities
  • Design and conduct logical scientific experiments, perform data analysis, show competency in troubleshooting, present results to the research group in weekly meetings.
  • Summarize research findings in scientific manuscripts to be published in research or clinical journals, prepare project reports, grant proposals, and abstracts
  • Collaborate with the bioinformatics and functional genomics team in the lab.
  • May establish new research protocols and procedures.
  • May be responsible for laboratory operations.
  • May supervise research staff.
Minimum Qualifications

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

Experience: None required.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D in human or molecular genetics

Genomic analyses: next generation sequencing - DNA and transcriptome, chromosomal microarrays, cell culture, qPCR, gene regulation assays, 3D chromatin structure

Prior experience in the area of developmental genetics



Training will be provided in grant application preparation. Cell sorting training also provided. At Baylor College of Medicine, postdoctoral associates will have access to daily lectures and seminars at BCM, and can participate in domestic conferences, meetings, and the annual departmental retreat. Position will work with technology/techniques such as: next generation sequencing (whole genome sequencing, exome sequencing, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq), array CGH, droplet digital PCR, and genome editing.





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