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Staff Scientist - Immunology

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)
Houston, Texas (US)
Hiring up to $70,000
Closing date
27 Dec 2024

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Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

The Luznik Laboratory is seeking an experienced immunology researcher to lead research efforts focused on T cell dysfunction and immune evasion in leukemia after chemotherapy and allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. The ideal candidate would be highly motivated and work independently and in a leadership capacity with a team of post-docs, students, and research technicians to conduct experiments and present and publish research findings. This is a fully supported, non-tenure track position supported by the NIH and CIPRIT funding. Experience in cellular immunology, multicolor flow cytometry, transcriptomics, and advanced data analysis is preferred. The position will involve studying the mechanisms at the interface of immunotherapy and tumor immune escape mechanisms. This is an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the laboratory’s mission of in-depth exploration of the basic mechanisms of immunology with an emphasis on direct therapeutic application. Candidates with prior experience with single-cell transcriptomic analysis will be given high priority.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Develops research techniques and performs applications required for specific research projects.
  • May conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
  • May supervise, schedule and coordinate the activities of less experienced research staff.
  • Conducts research experiments, documents results, mentors direct reports (including research assistants, graduate students, and postdocs), assists with grant proposals, and enables collaborations.
  • Conducts research with flow cytometry and animal studies (small animals, mice/rats).
  • Contributes to the laboratory's intellectual activity through assistance with writing grants and publications
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree. Experience may not be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Three years of post doctoral research experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Flow cytometry and animal studies experience.
  • Expertise in RNAseq, scRNAseq, ATACseq, and molecular techniques, including shRNA and CRISPR, is a plus.
  • Prefer a doctoral degree in life sciences with a background in molecular and/or cell biology, immunology, or computational biology.
  • Leadership skills and experience working in teams with a strong work ethic and an enthusiasm for discovering novel therapeutic approaches for cancer.



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

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