Postdoctoral Fellow - #3984
Job posting number: #7068851 (Ref:3984)
Posted: August 13, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionA new NIH/NCI fund postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Fu laboratory in the Department of Medicine of Baylor College of Medicine to study the pathophysiological mechanism and novel therapeutic targets of obesity-related cancer. The laboratory is located at the main campus of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Our studies have a high translational potential with a special focus on chronic circadian dysfunction-induced obesity, metabolic syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and NAFLD-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The successful candidate will join our exciting research projects in identifying novel biomarkers and gene targets for prevention and treatment of obesity-related HCC using state-of-the-art technologies, including RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, proteomics, and humanized mouse models, to explore the role of circadian homeostasis in cancer prevention and treatment at the molecular, cellular, genetic, and physiologic levels.
1) A recent Ph.D degree with less than two year experience in post-doctoral training.
2) Prior first author publications in peer reviewed journals.
3) Highly motivated to pursue an independent career in biomedical research.
4) Excellent communication, time management and teamwork kills.
5) Application documents needed: a cover letter to state research interests, an updated resume, and contact information of minimal three references.
Preferred training background:
Molecular and cellular biology, cancer, and mouse genetics. Especially, the experience in biomarker studies, gene expression, animal disease models, RNA studies, protein-protein, and protein-DNA interactions are preferred.
The stipend for these positions will follow the NIH 2020 post-doctoral fellow salary guidelines.
How to apply:
Please apply online through BCM's HR website to requisition 3984:
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