Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7248853 (Ref:19583-en_US)

Posted: May 29, 2024

Job Description


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.


Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7248853 (Ref:19583-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
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