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Postdoctoral Associate

Employer
Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)
Location
Houston, Texas (US)
Salary
Hiring up to $61,008
Closing date
29 Nov 2024

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Discipline
Biomedicine
Job Type
Postdoctoral
Employment - Hours
Full time
Duration
Permanent
Qualification
PhD
Sector
Academia

Job Details

A Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jamie Anastas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and at the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine starting in July 2024. The Postdoc will work within a multi-disciplinary research team working collaboratively to determine the molecular drivers of brain tumor initiation and progression.

 

Research in the Anastas lab primarily focuses on chromatin regulation in pediatric high grade glioma (pHGG), a class of rare but aggressive brain tumors harboring frequent mutations in genes encoding histones (eg. H3K27M and H3G34R/V). Future studies will employ a suite of genetic and chemical tools to reveal how chromatin dysregulation promotes pHGG tumorigenesis on a mechanistic level and will be aimed at identifying new therapeutic targets for childhood cancers with no cure. We will also apply high-throughput pharmacogenetic screens to identify combination therapies to overcome acquired and intrinsic drug resistance in brain tumors.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals.
  • Maintains laboratory operations.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous work in animal models and experience with stereotactic rodent surgery is highly preferred.
  • Previous experience in NGS technologies such as RNAseq, chIP-seq, ATACseq is ideal, but not required.

 

 

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

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Location
Houston
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US

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