Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $50,004 - $61,308
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  2547

The post-doctoral candidate will be expected to produce work that leads to high impact publications in Systems Biology. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the broad research effort in pediatric oncology and hematology at Baylor Medical School's and Texas Children's Hospital.  Candidates with computational experience will be paired with wet-lab researchers, and candidates that have experience with molecular biology techniques will be paired with computational researchers.

Job Duties
  • Bioinformatics analysis of a variety of data, but especially high-throughput sequencing, or molecular assays testing the effects of perturbations in cell lines and PDXs.
  • Computational projects are expected to include data analysis and integration of multiple data types, possibly from multiple sources. For example, following the identification of a genetic alteration in a small dataset, a project may require the study of multiple larger-scale datasets with shared phenotypes and/or genotypes to computationally aid in interoperating the physiological effects of this alteration.
  • Molecular biology projects will focus on generating and testing hypotheses derived from genomics studies. These may include studying the effects of perturbations and/or genetic lesions on the expression and activity of drivers of disease or development in culture and/or PDX systems.
Minimum Qualifications

Education: PhD degree in Computer Science or Biological Sciences or comparable experience.

Experience: None required.

  • The ideal candidate will have either (1) experience with genomic data sets, a solid knowledge of optimization techniques or (2) experience with molecular biology techniques to test regulatory interactions and phenotype assays including proliferation, migration, and cellular transformation.
  • The candidate will need to be able to work in a team environment.
  • Molecular biology candidates are expected to have degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field and experience with molecular and cell biology techniques, including qPCR, western blots, Immunohistochemistry, RNAi, mutagenesis, and cell proliferation and migration assays.
  • Computational candidates are expected to have an undergraduate degree in computer science, mathematics or Physics.
  • A degree in biology without formal computer science training for these candidates is discouraged. Their interview will include questions testing basic Math and CS skills.





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