Instructor (Chang Lab)



Summary

The Chang Lab specializes on identifying activities selectively controlled by a given RAS protein. Research is focused on signal transduction medicated by RAS GTPases and their effect on controlling cell growth and tumor formation. The long-term goal of the laboratory is to translate laboratory findings into therapeutic strategies to treat RAS-driven cancers. The Chang lab in the Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking an Instructor to be part of a team that is using a combination of genetic and molecular approaches to study growth regulation in cancer.

  • Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments.
  • Selects, evaluates and applies techniques used in routine research.
  • Seek external funding via grants applications/submissions.
  • Engage in teaching graduate or medical students
  • Involve in departmental committee duties
  • Train and supervises less experienced research staff such as graduate students and postdocs.
  • **Prior experiences in tissue culture and basic molecular biology techniques (e.g., PCR, DNA purification, Western blot, ... etc) are required.
  • Will assist in annual budget preparation and work with the grants admin team for forecasting expenditures relating to equipment maintenance & replacement, new recruits, and sequencing analyses.
  • Selects and determines appropriate research procedures.
  • Oversees the maintenance of lab equipment, inventory, and environment.
  • May be asked for input regarding new graduate students being recruited into the lab. (interview/filtering, etc)


Cancer research preferred
Education: Doctoral degree in a biomedical science.
Experience: 3-5 years training as a postdoctoral fellow or its equivalent with publications in high impact journals.

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

5848

CA; CH

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