Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7245278 (Ref.No. 19432-en_US)
Posted: May 16, 2024

Job Description


Postdoctoral Associate position is available in Dr. Yi Zhu’s lab at the Children’s Nutrition Research Center. The lab utilizes integrated biochemistry, molecular biology, cell culture, imaging, and rodent physiology techniques to study the gap-junction-dependent and -independent functions of Connexin43 in the adipose tissue, liver, and brain and how they crosstalk with each other in the context of systemic metabolism. The lab also studies hyaluronan synthesis and degradation in metabolism and inflammation.
The ultimate goal in Dr. Yi Zhu's laboratory is to understand the basic biology of metabolic organs in an effort to develop new concepts and biologics to treat diseases related to over-nutrition. The Postdoctoral Associate is expected to expand our research program to utilize surface proteomics to understand cell surface protein composition changes in different cell types under various metabolic conditions in mice. The Postdoctoral Associate is also free to develop his/her project in consultation with the principal investigator. The Associate should have a strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry.

Job Duties

  • Carries out cell culture and routine molecular biology procedures such as DNA, RNA, and protein isolation, qPCR, western blotting, ELISA, and immunofluorescence staining.
  • Conducts literature searches and develops new biochemical assays in the lab.
  • Carries out animal studies.
  • Collects, compiles, analyzes data, documents, and interprets the results of experiments and report to the principal investigator.
  • Composes and publishes manuscripts and present scientific discoveries at internal or national meetings.
  • Applies for extramural postdoctoral fellow funding.
  • Performs other job-related duties.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Be a recent graduate with a degree in one or more of the following areas: biochemistry, molecular biology.
  • Be motivated to pursue a career in science, team-oriented, proactive, dedicated, and honest.

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

Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.