Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Integrative Physiology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range: 
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  11478


Postdoctoral positions are available in James Martin’s lab in the Department of Integrative Physiology to study multiple facets of cardiac biology and regenerative medicine. The Martin lab focuses on understanding how developmental pathways are connected to adult tissue regeneration. We use a variety of biochemical, biophysical, imaging, genomic and computational approaches to investigate the genetic pathways that regulate cardiac organ development and homeostasis. Our lab performs computational and wet-lab work, though the ideal candidate should have experience in molecular biology, genomics, cell biology, and/or informatics. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Genetics, Developmental Biology, Cardiovascular Science, or related fields. Previous experience using the laboratory mouse and cell culture is highly preferred, but not required. The candidate will conduct research project(s), design and perform biological experiments with rigor, work collaboratively with investigators within and outside of the lab, be highly organized and communicative, and maintain a high work ethic. For more information about our lab, please visit my BCM website profile (https://www.bcm.edu/people-search/james-martin-26213) and our laboratory website (https://www.jfmartinlab.com/).

Job Duties

  • Designs and conducts scientific experiments.
  • Generates molecular and genetic tools.
  • Maintains documentation of reagents, such as chemicals, enzymes, and plasmids, and research protocols for the lab.
  • Collects and analyzes data.
  • Writes primary research and review manuscripts, support grant proposal submissions and reports.
  • Mentors other trainees (e.g. graduate students, undergraduate students, junior postdocs, research technicians).
  • Participates in regulator laboratory and departmental meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • The applicant must have or will be obtaining a Ph.D. in Genetics, Developmental Biology, Cardiac Biology or related fields prior to starting.
  • Previous experience in working with the laboratory mouse and cell culture is preferred but not required.
  • Expertise in molecular biology, biochemical, and cell biological techniques will be considered advantageous.
  • The applicant should have a strong publication record (at least one peer-reviewed primary research article) and have experience in presenting posters and giving talks at local or international meetings.



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