Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Biochemistry
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $52, 704
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  4594

Baylor College of Medicine is a top tier Medical School and Biosciences Graduate School with a long history of innovation and current leadership in the biomedical sciences. Baylor College of Medicine is located in the center of the world's largest life science complex in the heart of the fourth most populous city in America. It is within walking distance of numerous educational and biomedical research institutions (e.g. Rice University & MD Anderson Cancer Center) as well as parks, zoos, and world-class museums. Houston is the most diverse city in the United States and has a top-rated culinary scene to fill any taste. 

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Job Purpose

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Nicolas Young in the Verna & Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine.
As a postdoctoral associate in a dynamic research program you will work in an exciting and innovative environment and have unparalleled opportunities for scientific and career advancement. You will work as part of a cross-disciplinary team where each member will be able to enhance their previous experience with new skills and expertise. You will be required to learn new skills and develop the ability to execute all aspects of deeply multi-disciplinary projects. You will also work as a team, contributing your primary expertise and benefiting from others, to address cutting edge, high impact problems.

Postdoctoral work will focus on quantitative top-down proteomics approaches in chromatin, epigenetics, and the regulation or dysregulation of the human genome as it relates to furthering our understanding of and ability to address disease. Much of this work will involve understanding how multiple post-translational modifications on proteins (e.g. histones, transcription factors & nuclear receptors) function in concert, on single molecules, to regulate the genome.  This position is funded by several NIH grants. One grant is focused on the development of novel epigenetic inhibitors using an innovative drug development platform and inquiry of mechanism of action. Another grant is a program project focused on Alzheimer’s Disease and Aging. Other lines of research include post-translational regulation of the cytoskeleton, and the metabolic influence on leukemia epigenetics.


Job Duties
  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • May establish new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals. 
  • May be responsible for laboratory operations.
  • May supervise research staff.
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
  • Candidates with backgrounds in Proteomics, Chromatin Biology, Epigenetics, Biochemistry, Cytoskeletal Biology, Bioinformatics, and Biostatistics.
  • Candidates that overlap several of these areas or are passionate about crossing these disciplines are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent publication record, efficient time management skills, and a strong work ethic.
  • Excellent scientific writing skills and be able to take a leading role in the writing and publication of diverse scientific articles addressing advances in methodology and functional and mechanistic inquiry into fundamental chromatin biology.
  • Passionate about solving unanswered questions in Eukaryotic biology by digging deeper into specific biochemical events using cutting edge approaches.






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