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Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Surgery
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Hiring up to $53,760
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  7757

Summary

Our translational cancer research group is seeking a highly skilled, driven, and organized individual with extensive research experience in cancer biology with who will serve as a postdoctoral scholar in the Surgical Translational Oncology Laboratory. Our lab studies the translational role of patient-derived xenografts for applications in human oncology therapy at the Baylor College of Medicine. Our group is also leading a clinical trial of chemo-immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer to explore optimal strategies to enhance anti-tumoral immunity. In parallel, we are exploring mechanisms of therapeutic resistance mediated by abnormal sphingolipid metabolism in GI cancer.

Job Purpose

Postdoctoral Associates are trainees working in an apprenticeship mode in preparation for a career as a scientific professional.

Job Duties

  • 50% Design and conduct one or multiple large scale individual research projects with input from laboratory PI. This will include developing and performing highly specialized and complex research examinations, procedures and tests including a variety of molecular and immune assays. Flow cytometry, western blot, microscopy, ELISA, will be among the assays. Individual will be responsible for data analysis and figure preparation, with responsibilities to present data in scientific meetings.
  • 20% Responsible for maintenance of mouse colonies including breeding, gene manipulation, and performing high-level genotyping. Perform various animal procedures such as blood and tissue collection, tumor injections, monitoring tumor growth, and administering various inhibitors that curtail tumor growth both in vivo and in vitro.
  • 20% Prepare and submit grant applications and scientific manuscripts for publication.
  • 10% Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum requirements are a PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology or a similar discipline.
  • Minimum relevant experience includes completion of BS or BA and a PhD degree.
  • The successful applicant must be enthusiastic and willing to take on innovative experiments studying human and mouse tumor samples in relation to pro-neoplastic pathways that contribute to cancer promotion.

 

 

 

 

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

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