Post Doctoral Fellow

Houston, Texas, United States

Job description

H0071 Biomedical Engineering


Cullen College of Engineering’s Biomedical Engineering Department seeks a scientist for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position to develop experimental models and carry out studies of molecular mechanisms relevant to pathogenesis, immune response, and bacterial virulence mechanisms. The selected candidate will work with the May Lab and collaborating scientists to study and profile cellular and molecular biochemical host-pathogen interaction pathways and microbial communities using standard molecular biology techniques and multi-omic methods to generate quantitative data for use in the development and validation of theoretical models. The position will require all of the following: supervision of laboratory activities, development of new protocols, instructional duties related to teaching of laboratory methods, preparation of manuscripts, and contribution to grant applications.

The position is for 1 year, renewable contingent on performance and funding.



This position requires a PhD or equivalent degree in molecular biology, cellular biology, immunology, biochemistry or closely related fields and
two (2) years of direct job related experience.

Prefer experience working with pathogenic organisms and in BSL2 laboratory methods and operation. Knowledge of molecular aspects of immunopathogenesis and strong molecular and cellular biology skills are required (e.g. immune cell isolation, DNA/RNA isolation and analysis, genetic engineering/synthetic biology, immunohistochemistry, microscopy). Candidates must be able to work with BSL2-level pathogenic organisms including agents that may require formal completion of a security assessment. Candidates must demonstrate skills necessary for successful collaborative research, including a publication record commensurate with level of experience.


Background in biochemistry, biostatistics or familiarity with bioinformatics is highly desired. Experience with animal models of infection and animal protocols is highly desirable. Candidates with BSL3 experience as well as candidates with experience in metabolomics, proteomics, and protocols for digital transcriptomics are highly desired. Prior experience developing new protocols and demonstration of skills required in overseeing various laboratory activities is desired

3,223.00 – 4,834.00

How to apply

Apply online with:
Curriculum Vitae, Letters of Recommendation, Research Statement

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