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Postdoctoral Associate- Immunology and Immunotherapy

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jun 5, 2023

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Life Sciences, Immunology
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A postdoctoral associate position is available at Baylor College of Medicine in the laboratory of Will Hudson. Baylor College of Medicine is a top-ranked medical school located in the Texas Medical Center, the largest biomedical complex in the world. The Hudson laboratory focuses on understanding the immune response to tumors and viruses, with the goal of creating better immunotherapies for cancer and infectious disease. We apply cutting-edge technologies in our research and are dedicated to mentoring the next generation of scientists.

The postdoctoral associate will lead exciting research projects in the field of cancer and viral immunology. In particular, he or she will study how T cells become dysfunctional in mouse models of viral infection and cancer. Opportunities will also be available to study the human immune response to cancer by isolating and studying tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes. Techniques used in the lab include genetically-modified animal models, high-parameter flow cytometry, bulk RNA-sequencing, single-cell RNA-sequencing, spatial transcriptomics, and novel bioinformatics techniques such as spatial T cell receptor sequencing. For recent related publications, see Sudmeier et al. Cell Reports Medicine 2022 and Hudson et al. Immunity 2019.

The candidate will be responsible for designing for conducting experiments, designing research projects, and publishing manuscripts. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, organized, and able to work both independently and collaboratively with other members of the laboratory. We place a high priority on career growth of postdoctoral associates and will work to mentor candidates to advance their training in immunology, bioinformatics, and other related fields. Opportunities will be available for collaboration with other laboratories, first-author position on manuscripts, and travel for presentations at conferences. Works occasional weekends.

Job Duties

  • Leads research projects by planning research projects.
  • Designs, conducts and troubleshoots experiments.
  • Obtains, evaluates, and analyzes generated data.
  • Publishes results in high-impact journals as lead author.
  • Utilizes methods including mouse models, flow cytometry, bulk and single-cell RNA-sequencing, spatial transcriptomics.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with mouse models.
  • Experience with immunological techniques such as lymphocyte isolation and flow cytometry.
  • Experience with bioinformatics and next-generation sequencing analysis

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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