Title:  Postdoctoral Associate - Metabolism

Division:  Molecular and Human Genetics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Baylor Main Campus, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $50,004 to $55,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  741
Job Responsibilities

The Jihye Yun laboratory is focused on elucidating the molecular and metabolic underpinnings of dietary influences on colorectal cancer (CRC) initiation and progression using human isogenic cell lines, ex vivo 3D intestinal organoid models, and genetically engineered mouse models (GEMMs). In the short-term, we will investigate how dietary factors such as sugar and vitamin C can change the tumor and host metabolism, the intestinal microbiota and intestinal stem cells (ISC) which can affect the CRC development. In the long-term, my research group will continue to untangle the relationship between diet, genes, microbiome and cancer with an emphasis on discovering novel strategies to prevent and treat cancers.


Position Responsibilities:

We are interested in applicants from diverse research experience backgrounds, but are particularly interested in applicants with a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in cancer and cell biology, immunology, metabolism and intestinal microbiology.


Candidates should be enthusiastic about collaborative and interdisciplinary research, be highly motivated to develop as an independent scientist, have strong work-ethic and demonstrate excellent scientific and English communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications

MD or Ph.D in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field

No experience required

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with animal models and metabolism, immunology, especially mucosal immunity are strongly preferred. Excellent publication records are critical.


For more information about the lab https://staryunlab.com/team

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