Postdoctoral Associate - Mass Spectrometry/Metabolomics/Proteomics

Location
Houston, Texas
Posted
November 19 2021
Ref
9149
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc
Summary

A joint postdoc position is available in Drs. Meng Wang and Jin Wang's groups at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). BCM is located in the world largest medical center and has access to enormous biomedical resources.

Dr. Meng Wang is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator and Robert C. Fyfe Endowed Professor in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine. The research goals in Dr. Meng Wang's lab are to advance our knowledge on the fundamental mechanisms of organism aging, lipid metabolism and reproductive senescence. These intertwined biological processes exert profound influence on human health and are the major risk factors for various chronic and degenerative diseases. Her laboratory has been studying the molecular mechanisms governing these key biological processes and their complex interrelationship, by harnessing the power of functional genomics in Caenorhabditis elegans with metabolomics/lipodomics, chemical engineering and optical biophysics. For more information, please visit http://mengwanglab.org/

Dr. Jin Wang is Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Professor in Pharmacology and CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research in the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology. The overarching goal for his research is to develop new therapies to improve human health and new tools for biological and biomedical research based on his unique experience in organic chemistry, chemical biology, drug discovery, and preclinical studies. For more information, please visit https://www.bcm.edu/research/labs/jin-wang

Job Duties

A Thermo Orbitrap Fusion Lumos Tribrid Mass Spectrometer with ETD and UVPD was purchased with the support from HHMI.
  • The candidate is expected to lead the new research directions in mass spectrometry in the Wang Labs.
  • The candidate will join a highly dynamic interdisciplinary group and should be willing and able to communicate with people from different backgrounds, including chemistry, engineering, physics, and biology.


Minimum Qualifications

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


Preferred Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. degree in chemistry/analytical chemistry, particularly experience in mass spectrometry.
  • Familiar with Thermo Orbitrap Mass Spectrometers.
  • Having extensive experience in metabolomics and/or proteomics.
  • Fluent in English and good at writing.
  • Being organized and able to multitask.


Other

Applicants should fill out the online application form https://forms.gle/ivwcynyAaaGnhw337 and email a cover letter, CV including names of three references and research summary in one PDF file to bcmwanglab2011@gmail.com

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