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Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Schedule:  Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Hiring up to $52,704
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  5300
Job Purpose

The chosen postdoctoral fellow will perform independent research on a project to define the role of the prolyl isomerase, FKBP12, in muscle function and disease using two exciting new mouse models: one in which the 2 hydrophobic amino acids required for FKBP12 binding to the skeletal muscle Ca2+ release channel have been converted to alanines and a second where these 2 amino acids have been deleted. These mice will be compared to mice with a skeletal muscle specific deletion in FKBP12. These mice will be used to distinguish the role of FKBP12 in modulating RYR1 from other functional roles of FKBP12.

Job Duties

The successful applicant will maintain the mouse colonies related to his/her project, write application for fellowships and perform experiments that could include analyses of changes in muscle function using in vivo and ex vivo approaches,Ca2+ imaging, RNAseq, RPPA, ATACseq, etc.

  • 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
  • MD or Ph.D in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • Experience in working with mice, knowledge of physiology, skeletal muscle and, preferably some experience/knowledge of epigenetics.

 

 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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