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
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  3139

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Bhagavatula Moorthy in the Neonatology Section of the Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine.

Job Purpose

The postdoc will work on NIH-funded projects on the molecular mechanisms of lung injury induced by hyperoxia and determine the role of oxidative stress in this phenomenon. Will also work on the mechanisms of lung injury in mice maternally exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and study the role of the gut/lung microbiome in this phenomenon.  The postdoc will also work on the mechanisms of lung carcinogenesis mediated by PAHs. 

Job Duties
  • Uses transgenic and knockout mice,  cell lines, and human endotracheal aspirates, and apply state of the art molecular and cell biology techniques such as cloning, molecular analyses of genetic variants, site-directed mutagenesis, next generation sequencing, RNA-Seq, ChIP-seq,  32P-postlabeling, histology, microscopy, imaging, plasmid isolation, real time RT-PCR, chromatin immunoprecipitation, transfections, Western blotting, etc. 
  • Helps prepare manuscripts, and helps in the preparation of progress reports, and grant applications. 
  • Prepares manuscripts, presents at national and international conferences, and helps in the preparation of progress reports, and grant applications. 
  • Contributes as needed to the training of laboratory personnel, research technicians, clinical fellows, graduate students, etc.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Ph.D. equivalent in areas of Molecular Toxicology, Molecular Pharmacology, Genetics, Cancer Biology, and/or Pulmonary Biology areas. 
  • Experience Required: None Required.





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