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Postdoctoral Associate- Obesity and Obesity Associated Inflammation And Cancer

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jul 20, 2022

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Life Sciences, Cancer Research
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The Dong laboratory focuses on investigating the mechanisms that regulate obesity associated metabolic diseases and cancer and developing novel therapeutic strategies. Our research program is highly collaborative and integrative, using cutting-edge experimental approaches involving cell culture system, primary cell and organoid cultures, ex vivo models, and mouse models combined with multiple-omics and bioinformatics analysis. We are particularly interested in obesity related metabolic diseases research including obesity and type 2 diabetes, NAFLD/NASH, and obesity related HCC. We are also interested in the immunology of metabolic tissues during obesity. We are looking for applicants with diverse research experience with a PhD or MD/PhD degree. Experience with animal models/ organoid models, metabolism, cancer and immunology is preferred. Candidates should be enthusiastic about collaborative and interdisciplinary research, be highly motivated to develop as an independent scientist, have a strong work-ethic and demonstrate excellent scientific and English communication skills.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs, and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments under the mentorship and guidance of Dr. Bingning Dong.
  • Performs bench work using various molecular biology techniques and taking the major responsibility in one of the major research projects in the lab.
  • Collaborates with clinicians and bioinformaticians in the department and other members in the Dong lab for various research projects.
  • Participates in data processing, discussion, analysis and reporting as well as manuscript preparation and conference presentations.
  • Responsible for laboratory operations.
  • Supervises junior graduate students or undergraduates in the lab.
  • Reviews manuscripts related to their area of research and to help write grants related to their research as these are essential components of a broad training program.
  • Participates in weekly lab meetings to share work in progress.
  • Presents routinely at a journal club papers chosen are relevant to the research to provide important context and perspectives.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • A recent Ph.D degree with less than two years experience in post-doctoral training.
  • Prior first author publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • Highly motivated to pursue a career in biomedical research.
  • Excellent communication, time management and teamwork kills.
  • Application documents needed: a cover letter to state research interests, an updated resume, and contact information of minimal three references.

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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