Postdoctoral Fellow (PhD)

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 22, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


Job Purpose

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

Job Duties

A new NIH/NCI fund postdoctoral position is available in the Fu laboratory in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine to study the pathophysiological mechanism and therapeutic targets of obesity-related cancer. The laboratory is located at the main campus of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and offers competitive research projects with a special focus on the role of chronic circadian dysfunction in obesity, metabolic syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and NAFLD-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The successful candidate will join our exciting research projects to study the mechanism, biomarkers, and gene targets of obesity-related HCC using state-of-the-art technologies, including RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, proteomics, metabolomics, and humanized mouse models. These studies are not only theoretically important but also have significant near-term translational potentials (For references, please see our publications in PMCID:PMC4103166, PMCID: PMC4558341, PMC4096300, and PMCID: PMC5695235)

Preferred training background:

Molecular and cellular biology, cancer, metabolism, obesity, liver biology, and mouse genetics. Especially, the experience in biomarker studies, gene expression, liver cancer/disease models, adenoviral techniques, primary hepatocytes studies, RNA studies, and protein-protein (IP and co-IP) and protein-DNA interactions (CHIP) are preferred.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Ph.D in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • Experience Required: None Required.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.

Preferred Qualifications

1) A recent Ph.D degree with less than two year experience in post-doctoral training
2) Prior first author publications
3) Highly motivated to pursue an independent career in biomedical research
4) Excellent communication, time management and teamwork kills.

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



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