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Postdoctoral Associate
Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas
Date Posted 04/19/2022
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Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Title:  Postdoctoral Associate
Division:  Molecular and Human Genetics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Hiring up to $59,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  11193


Postdoctoral position is available at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA for an outstanding and highly motivated candidate to investigate Mitochondria-Nuclear Crosstalk and Cancer Metabolism. The Kaipparettu lab use transmitochondrial cybrid technology, multi-OMICs approaches and different cancer models. The lab is particularly interested in dissecting the metabolic reprogramming and signaling pathways involved in mitochondria-nuclear crosstalk and tumor metastasis. Most of the projects in the lab have a translational end and use patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models for preclinical validations. Candidates will have the opportunity to do both basic science and translational research as they work in a fast-paced research environment.

The Kaipparettu lab is located in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston. The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at BCM is ranked first in the country in grants and funding from the National Institutes of Health. BCM is recognized as a premiere academic health science center and is ranked as one of the tops among the nation's graduate schools for biomedical sciences. BCM has several core facilities to support high-throughput experiment and analyses.

Job Duties
  • Plans, directs, and conducts research experiments in the field of mitochondria-nuclear crosstalk and immune modulation in cancer progression.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data from lab experiments and also from other high-throughput analysis.
  • Develops new research projects that can understand the role of metabolic reprogramming in cancer progression, immunology, and racial disparity of cancer.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for the support of ongoing projects and for generating ideas for new research areas.
  • Participates in team science and collaboration projects.
  • Document experimental results and reports to the principal investigator.
  • Participate in the scientific talks and other career development programs offered by BCM and neighboring institutes.


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

Preferred Qualifications
  • Self-motivated.
  • Research experience in cellular and molecular biology techniques, as well as in vivo tumor models.
  • Previous experience in mitochondrial biology or cancer metabolism.
    • However, candidates who have experience in cancer immunology and/or computational biology will also be considered for this position.
  • Familiarity with bioinformatics is advantageous.



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.



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