Postdoctoral Associate- Translational Cancer Research

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7188473 (Ref:17610-en_US)

Posted: October 26, 2023

Job Description


Our translational cancer research group is seeking a highly skilled, driven, and organized individual with extensive research experience in cancer biology with who will serve as a postdoctoral scholar in the Surgical Translational Oncology Laboratory. Our lab studies the translational role of patient-derived xenografts for applications in human oncology therapy at the Baylor College of Medicine. Our group is also leading a clinical trial of chemo-immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer to explore optimal strategies to enhance anti-tumoral immunity. In parallel, we are exploring mechanisms of therapeutic resistance mediated by abnormal sphingolipid metabolism in GI cancer.

Job Duties

  • Designs and conducts one or multiple large scale individual research projects with input from laboratory PI. This will include developing and performing highly specialized and complex research examinations, procedures and tests, including a variety of molecular and immune assays. Flow cytometry, western blot, microscopy, ELISA, will be among the assays.
  • Performs data analysis and figure preparation with responsibilities to present data in scientific meetings.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals.
  • Maintains laboratory operations.
  • Supervises research staff.
  • Contributes to grant writing.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • The successful applicant must be enthusiastic and willing to take on innovative experiments studying human and mouse tumor samples in relation to pro-neoplastic pathways that contribute to cancer promotion


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.





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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Job posting number:#7188473 (Ref:17610-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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