Postdoctoral Associate - Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7053312 (Ref.No. 191082KP)
Posted: September 20, 2018
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A translational research lab of Baylor College of Medicine's Pediatrics Department-Division of Oncology, located in the Texas Children's Cancer Center, is seeking a post-doctoral associate. We are looking for an intelligent and highly motivated individual who will provide significant scientific experience and expertise to our laboratory studying the development and progression of pediatric sarcomas. Potential projects for the post-doctoral associate include those related to gaining insights into the molecular pathogenesis of sarcoma development and metastasis, as well as further our understanding of therapeutic resistance, microenvironmental factors and transcriptional regulation. The applicant should be capable of performing independent work, but also be willing to assist others and help mentor more inexperienced/junior members of the laboratory. In addition, integration of applicant’s own prior research experience and independent ideas will be highly encouraged and considered. The post-doctoral associate will meet with the PI on a regular basis to discuss research progress as well as any technical issues and outline of future directions.

  • Cell Culture DNA, RNA and protein extraction and associated molecular techniques such as (q)PCR, Western blotting, etc...
  • In vitro assays such as cell proliferation, migration/invasion, apoptosis/cell cycle and differentiation
  • Flow cytometry and FACS studies Immunofluorescence and IHC staining Genetic perturbation techniques: CRISPR/Cas9, shRNA, etc. 

Required: Recent Ph.D. and/or M.D. in cell biology, molecular biology, cancer biology, genetics or related fields.

Required: At least two years of prior lab experience and familiarity with molecular and cellular biology techniques. An understanding of genetics, molecular and cancer biology are preferred.

  • Experience with animal models Preferred Skills: Bioinformatics (R, python, MATLAB, etc.…) 
  • Highly motivated individuals with a strong background in translational cancer research and the ability to multitask in a dynamic lab environment, are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants should have 1-2 years postdoctoral experience and a strong publication track record.
  • Prior experience in primary and cancer cell line culture, molecular biology, and animal handling is required.
  • Applicants with prior experience in genome editing and bioinformatics are highly encouraged to apply. 
  • The applicant should have strong verbal and writing communication skills, and be willing to participate and present research at a variety of venues including laboratory meetings and conferences. 

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


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