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Postdoctoral Associate-Human Organoid Co-Culture Systems

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Feb 18, 2022

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Life Sciences, Virology
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A post-doctoral associate position is immediately available for a highly motivated candidate in Dr. Pedro A Piedra's lab, Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine. This candidate will be advancing our NIH sponsored research in the human organoid systems. The potential candidate will develop co-culture system with our peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) and human airway and enteric organoids to better understand the pathogenesis of human respiratory viruses (RSV, SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory viruses), and to predict human immune responsiveness to immunotherapies.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • May establish new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals.
  • May be responsible for laboratory operations.
  • May supervise research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD/MD degree in Life Sciences or related field with a strong background and knowledge in the field of either immunology and/or virology.
  • Experience in multi-parameter flow cytometry and cell-mediated immune responses using functional immunoassays.
  • Having knowledge and experience in working with viruses, and organoid cultures or co-culture systems.
  • Experience with FlowJo and GraphPad software or similar software to analyze the multi-parameter flow cytometry data.
  • Experience with SPICE for polyfunctional T cell analysis would be a plus but is not necessary.
  • Familiar with mucosal immunity and the immune response to respiratory infection is another plus.
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills and fluency in English, both spoken and written.
  • Commitment to the program for at least two years.

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