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Postdoctoral Associate - Planarian Stem Cell Biology and Regeneration

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Apr 6, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biology, Stem Cells
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A funded postdoctoral position in stem cell biology and regeneration is available in the lab of Dr. Blair Benham-Pyle ( at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. The Benham-Pyle laboratory leverages the remarkable regenerative capacity of the planarian flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea to study stem cells, aging, regeneration, and cancer prevention.

The successful candidate will work on molecular mechanisms underlying adult stem cell proliferation and differentiation during wound healing. The studies will include bulk and single-cell multi-omics, RNAi screens, and advanced methods in whole mount in situ hybridization, with optional expansion of studies into mammalian cell culture and transgenic disease models. The position offers excellent career development opportunities, as well as opportunities for high-impact publication and attendance at international conferences. Finally, the successful candidate will support a diverse, open, and collaborative research training environment for all lab members and colleagues.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs, and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings in regular lab meetings and presents findings at national/international meetings.
  • Publishes research results via pre-prints and in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Engages in annual IDP meetings with faculty to discuss research progress and professional goals.
  • Supports the mentorship and training of other lab members.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education Required: MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • Experience Required: None Required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD preferred
  • Seeking enthusiastic scientists interested in exploring a range of emergent questions in stem cell biology, cancer prevention, and tissue regeneration.
  • Writing and presentation skills, and a track record of peer-reviewed publication is required.
  • Experience in stem and developmental cell biology, molecular and cell biology techniques, and genomics are desirable.

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

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




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