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Postdoctoral Associate- Proteomics and Chromatin Biology

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
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Jun 20, 2024

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Life Sciences, Biology, Proteomics
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A Postdoctoral Associate position in proteomics is available in the laboratory of Dr. Nicolas Young in the Verna & Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology at Baylor College of Medicine.

Position: You will join an established NIH funded laboratory that is focused on developing innovative proteomics approaches and using these to new methods to address basic science and huma health relevant questions. We use proteomics to identify and quantitate post-translational modifications (PTMs) and single molecular combinations of PTMs (proteoforms). In this effort we make extensive use of cutting-edge approaches such as nanoflow liquid chromatography, quantitative top-down proteomics, electron transfer dissociation, and novel in house data analysis algorithms. We apply these innovations to a variety of basic biology questions revolving around the regulation and dysregulation of the human genome. We use these approaches to address multiple diseases, including leukemia, aging, and neurodegeneration.

Work Environment: As a postdoctoral associate in a dynamic research program, you will have unparalleled opportunities for scientific and career advancement. You will work as part of a cross-disciplinary team where each member will be able to enhance their previous experience with new skills and expertise. You will be required to learn new skills and develop the ability to execute all aspects of deeply multi-disciplinary projects. You will also work as a team, contributing your primary expertise and benefiting from others, to address cutting edge, high impact problems.

Baylor College of Medicine: Baylor College of Medicine is a top Medical and Biosciences Graduate School with a long history of innovation and leadership in the biomedical sciences. Baylor College of Medicine is located in the center of the world's largest life science complex in the heart of the third most populous city in America.

Informal inquiries of well-qualified candidates are encouraged by directly contacting:

Additional information on the Young lab is available online:

A formal online application is required.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals.
  • Maintains laboratory operations.
  • Supervises research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • You must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution, expertise in proteomics, a good publication record, efficient time management skills, and a strong work ethic. You must have excellent scientific writing skills and be able to take a leading role in the writing and publication of diverse scientific articles addressing advances in methodology and functional and mechanistic inquiry into fundamental biology. Most importantly you must be passionate about solving unanswered questions by digging deeper into specific biochemical events using proteomics.

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

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