Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Hiring up to $55,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  8036


The Mills Lab has an exciting opportunity for a newly graduated PhD student who seeks postdoctoral training in stem cells, regeneration, and how they contribute to tumorigenesis. Graduating students with experience in developmental biology or cell biology are encouraged to apply for this position. The laboratory is focused on studying conserved aspects of how stem cells are recruited from differentiated cells via a process known as paligenosis. We use a highly dynamic approach that includes: mouse genetic models, cell culture models, 3D mouse and human organoid cultures, and human gastrointestinal tissues. Further, we apply transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics approaches to dissect the role for autophagy, transcriptional regulation of gene expression, organelle trafficking, and metabolic regulation of cell fate. The successful candidate will join our exciting research team located at the main campus of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. This competitive research project is not only important for basic science understanding of fundamental cell processes but also has significant near-term translational potentials. Check out our work in this area here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=jason+c+mills+paligenosis&sort=date.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs, and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments under the mentorship and guidance of Dr. Jason Mills.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures pertinent to the projects.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals.
  • Will be responsible for laboratory operations.
  • Will have the opportunity to supervise junior graduate students or undergraduates in the lab.
  • Postdoctoral fellows will be asked to help review manuscripts related to their area of research and to help write grants related to their research as these are essential components of a broad training program.
  • Fellows will be expected to participate in weekly lab meetings to share work in progress.
  • Fellows will also present routinely at a journal club papers chosen are relevant to the research to provide important context and perspectives.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • A recent Ph.D degree with less than two years experience in post-doctoral training.
  • Prior first author publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • Highly motivated to pursue a career in biomedical research.
  • Excellent communication, time management and teamwork kills.
  • Application documents needed: a cover letter to state research interests, an updated resume, and contact information of minimal three references.





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


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