Postdoctoral Associate

08 Feb 2023
09 Apr 2023
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time


The applicant must have a Ph. D degree with experience in structural biology-related techniques such as cloning, protein purification and expression, crystallization (and/or cryo-EM), and X-ray crystallography, along with complementary biophysical, and biochemical methods to analyze proteins, protein-ligand complexes, and viral capsids. The applicant will participate in the ongoing structural biology projects on the virus and viral proteins and drug discovery using X-ray crystallography and complimentary biophysical/biochemical/computational techniques. The applicant preferably will also have exposure and training in various aspects of virus replication and pathogenesis and gene regulation by characterizing multi-component machines responsible for RNA processing and decay.

Job Duties

  • Develops and applies structural biology techniques with biochemistry to understand structural and mechanistic biology of various steps governing virus replication.
  • Elucidates mechanisms of neutralization of virus infection by human antibodies elucidate.
  • Coordinates collaborations with other laboratories.
  • Assists with graduate student training and mentorship.
  • Presents research findings at institutional, regional, and/or national scientific meetings.
  • Maintains good communication with lab leader and members

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Structural biology related techniques, such as:
    • cloning,
    • protein purification and expression,
    • X-ray crystallography,
    • cryo-EM, along with complementary biophysical, biochemical and computational methods to analyze proteins,
    • protein-ligand complexes 
    • viral capsids.

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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