Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7111622 (Ref:13248-en_US)

Posted: September 24, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A postdoctoral associate position is available at Baylor College of Medicine in the laboratory of Will Hudson ( Baylor College of Medicine is a top-ranked medical school located in the Texas Medical Center, the largest biomedical complex in the world. The Hudson laboratory focuses on understanding the immune response to tumors and viruses, with the goal of creating better immunotherapies for cancer and infectious disease. We apply cutting-edge technologies in our research and are dedicated to mentoring the next generation of scientists.


The postdoctoral associate will lead exciting research projects in the field of cancer and viral immunology. In particular, he or she will study how T cells become dysfunctional in mouse models of viral infection and cancer. Opportunities will also be available to study the human immune response to cancer by isolating and studying tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes. Techniques used in the lab include genetically-modified animal models, high-parameter flow cytometry, bulk RNA-sequencing, single-cell RNA-sequencing, spatial transcriptomics, and novel bioinformatics techniques such as spatial T cell receptor sequencing. For recent related publications, see Sudmeier et al. Cell Reports Medicine 2022 and Hudson et al. Immunity 2019.


The candidate will be responsible for designing for conducting experiments, designing research projects, and publishing manuscripts. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, organized, and able to work both independently and collaboratively with other members of the laboratory. We place a high priority on career growth of postdoctoral associates and will work to mentor candidates to advance their training in immunology, bioinformatics, and other related fields. Opportunities will be available for collaboration with other laboratories, first-author position on manuscripts, and travel for presentations at conferences.

Job Duties

  • Leads research projects by planning research projects.
  • Designs, conducts and troubleshoots experiments.
  • Obtains, evaluates, and analyzes generated data.
  • Publishes results in high-impact journals as lead author.
  • Utilizes methods including mouse models, flow cytometry, bulk and single-cell RNA-sequencing, spatial transcriptomics

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with mouse models.
  • Experience with immunological techniques such as lymphocyte isolation and flow cytometry.
  • Experience with bioinformatics and next-generation sequencing analysis.



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.



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:#7111622 (Ref:13248-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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