Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Molecular and Cell Biology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (occasional
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Up to $54,480
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  13594


The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Dr. Feng Yang's lab (https://www.bcm.edu/research/faculty-labs/feng-yang-lab/lab-news) is seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Associate to assist in research in his laboratory in the area of research which involves the investigation of the molecular mechanisms underlying therapy-resistance of human cancers (Wang et al., J Clin Invest. 2019; Shen et al., J Clin Invest. 2021; Cai et al., Sci Adv. 2021; Wang et al., Nat Commun. 2022; Shen et al., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022). Yang lab pioneered the research of MAPK4 (an atypical MAPK not well studied) biology in human cancers. The specific goal of this research is to understand the molecular mechanisms regulating MAPK4 driving breast cancer progression and therapy resistance using multi-disciplinary approaches, including using human cancer cell lines, xenograft models, and transgenic/knockout mouse models. The successful candidate will be expected to work independently and be highly self-motivated. 

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Reports findings to senior PI.
  • Participates in lab meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience Required: experience in molecular biology and cancer biology.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


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