Staff Scientist - Medicine - Epidemiology & Population Science

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7070118 (Ref:4833-en_US)

Posted: September 21, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Yong Li Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine is searching for staff scientist to function independently to investigate the underlying biology of cancer, develop engineered T-cells, screen drugs against lymphoma, myeloma, and solid tumors, and collaborate closely with computational biologists and clinicians. The position will be involved in the development and application of molecular, cellular, and genetic approaches to understand the mechanisms of cancer predisposition, initiation, progression, and response to treatment. The position offers an extraordinary team-based science environment with opportunities for significant education, training and career development.

Job Purpose

The position is reserved for career researchers and is intended to be utilized after completing at least three years of Postdoctoral research.

Job Duties

Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator:

  • Perform scientific research in cancer biology and therapy.
  • Design and conduct experiments in a controlled laboratory setting.
  • Perform experiments, collecting, analyzing and reporting data.
  • Assist the PI in training junior postdocs and students.
  • Use cell and mouse models to study the function of nuclear receptors, membrane proteins, and intracellular proteins in cancer initiation and promotion.
  • Identify small compounds and antibodies for cancer treatments.
  • Conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format for cancer related research.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Doctoral Degree. Experience may not be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Experience Required: Three years of post doctoral research experience.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.





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



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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