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Postdoctoral Associate- Pediatric Molecular Oncology

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Mar 20, 2023

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Life Sciences, Molecular Biology, Oncology
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Full Time
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The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct a CPRIT-funded translational research project in osteosarcoma. Osteosarcoma is the most common malignant bone tumor in children and young adults. Despite the advent in treatment, the outcome of patients who develop metastasis is dismal. Our lab has previously identified chemokines that are significantly associated with high-risk osteosarcoma. The main purpose of our research is to understand the role of an important chemokine axis in the development of metastasis of the pediatric bone cancer, so that novel therapeutic strategies can be developed to improve the outcome. The position will provide opportunities to engage in research using state-of-the-art methodologies, including single-cell omics, xenograft mouse models, CRISPR gene editing, and cancer immunology. The ideal candidate is expected to compete for various postdoctoral fellowships and publish in high-impact journals.

Job Purpose

Postdoctoral Associates are trainees working in an apprenticeship mode in preparation for a career as a scientific professional.

Job Duties

  • Performs independent laboratory research.
  • Analyzes, evaluates, troubleshooting, and organizes research data.
  • Prepares manuscripts for publications.
  • Assists in grant applications.
  • Presents in meetings and seminars.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in animal work, CRISPR mutant construction, and immunology.

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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