Title:  Postdoctoral Fellow (PhD)

Division:  Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Hiring up to $53,460
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  3984
Job Purpose

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

Job Duties

A NIH/NCI fund postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Fu laboratory in the Department of Medicine of Baylor College of Medicine to study the role of nuclear receptor pathways in the prevention of obesity-related liver cancer. The laboratory is located at the main campus of Baylor College of Medicine and studies the role of circadian dysfunction in spontaneous development of obesity, obesity-related fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and NAFLD-induced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The successful candidate will join research programs focusing on identifying novel biomarkers and gene targets for prevention and treatment of obesity-related liver metabolic diseases and HCC using state-of-the-art technologies, including RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, and humanized mouse models. 

Preferred training background:

Molecular and cellular biology, cancer, and mouse genetics. Especially, the experience in biomarker studies, gene expression, animal disease models, RNA studies, protein-protein, and protein-DNA interactions are preferred.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Ph.D in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • Experience Required: None Required.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.
Preferred Qualifications

1)    A recent Ph.D degree with less than two year experience in post-doctoral training
2)    Prior first author publications
3)    Highly motivated to pursue an independent career in biomedical research 
4)    Excellent communication, time management and teamwork kills.  





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